Re: Martin committee tenor enquiry?
Well of course, if we want to list them all we can't forget the Troubador, Imperial, Centennial, and Magna.
I was discussing the Martian theme of the "Searchlight" engraving found on the Handcraft Committee models etc.
The finish piculiarity that I was speaking of is less of a lacquer "Silvering" , and more of a gunmetal or nickel like metalic color showing through, although the horns in question were not plated underneath the lacquer. I've seen a lot of this on both Martins and KIngs, as I mentioned above. If anyone has a clue what causes this, I'd be interested. I'm an illustrator, and well versed in paints and paint applications of all sorts, and still find the condition foreign to me..
I have a Handcraft Committee Tenor, a Martin Committee Tenor and Baritone, a Music Man Committee Tenor, and a Magna Tenor, and will admit that the Handcraft has the warmest tone, and perhaps slightly better intonation. I am willing to sacrifice that slight edged for the much slicker and quicker keywork of the Martin Committee and Musicman models.
All horns exhibit a big, warm, and bold sound as you know.
Let us know what conclusion you come up with, Dave.