Here is a unique rare instrument – a vintage Martin Handcraft soprano sax in original gold matte finish, serial number 88446. The gold finish stands at over 99%, with virtually no wear of note. This soprano has been babied for all of its life and is in superb condition.
This instrument has really been well cared for and preserved. There are no dents or resolders anywhere. There are just a couple <b>extremely</b> minor pings to be found, but you’ve really got to look to find any flaw with this horn. Even the touch points show almost no wear.
The instrument recieved a full Saxquest overhaul in 2003.It has a very fluid and comfortable feel, and plays with ease. It has a warm, slightly dark sound with a focus only found in the vintage Martins of this era. The gold plating gives the core sound a wonderful sweetness. It has a very melodic, almost hypnotizing, tone. It is a beautiful sounding instrument with excellent intonation!