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by SelmerParisPassion
(59 posts)
9 years ago

Ack! Freak Martin- Needs identification help

I'm selling an old Martin I got a few years ago, and have found a body style/ serial number clash. The serial NUmber, 146xxx indicates roughly 1941-44, but the body style indicates otherwise. A fancy engracing, split bell keys, gold plate, and beveled tone holes. The link tot he auction is below. I'm more of a Conn/Buescher person, and know virtually nothing when it comes to Martins. I took close up pictures in the description, and I can't figure out what it is. cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=16232&item=7313076117&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW Thanks so much for your time Christie J

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  1. by Dave Dix
    (421 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Ack! Freak Martin- Needs identification help

    Serial number sugests a committee 2 but the picture is clearly a martin handcraft and early around 1925'ish. No front F but its a goldplated one. A lot of the early g/p martins had elaborate engraving a bit like the conn artist series. Dave

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    1. by west
      (242 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Ack! Freak Martin- Needs identification help

      Are the Martins from the 50s still good horns

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      1. by SelmerParisPassion
        (59 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Ack! Freak Martin- Needs identification help

        Yeah, this sax is an awesome player- I iwsh I could keep it around, but if I did that with all the saxes I liked, well, I wouldn't have room to live in my house :P Thanks so much for your help, it's very very very much appreciated! ^^ Christie J

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        1. by definition
          (963 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Ack! Freak Martin- Needs identification help

          Yeah, 50s Martins are killer, my main gigging alto is a '53 "The Martin", and It hasnt been beat yet!

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