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by Marcel123
(3 posts)
2 months ago

Martin Indiana alto and Conn tenor

Hi all thanks for add, we searched during our holiday in the US for a nice old sax, and i think we fond two beautiful saxophones.
one is a conn tenor usa s/n M58798 what i could find from it he is from 1969 i think.
Which type is this?


And the other is a Martin Indiana s/n 55485  i could not find the Indiana at the serial nubber list on this site, does anyone know which age he is. 
The Martin is with a case. 


And can tell someone  what they are both worth?


Thanks. form the Netherlands 

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (395 posts)

    2 months ago

    Re: Martin Indiana alto and Conn tenor

    The Tenor is a 16M. If it plays without work, I'd value it in the 500 to 650 range.

    The Indian is considered a student line Martin. I'd value it at 375 to 500.

     

    Good Luck

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    1. by Marcel123
      (3 posts)

      2 months ago

      Re: Martin Indiana alto and Conn tenor

      Thanks for the answer
      Doe you know the age of the indiana?


      We bought them for display in the house, both of them need a good service, and maybe we do that,  that they are also playable.

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      1. by historicsaxwhisperer
        (395 posts)

        2 months ago

        Re: Martin Indiana alto and Conn tenor

        Being what is considered a student model, it is hard to find an accurate SN list.

        Based on my experience with horns, and the case, I think it is from the mid 1950s to maybe early 1960s. Maybe newer, but not much older.

         

        Good Luck

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        1. by mijderf
          (218 posts)

          2 months ago

          Re: Martin Indiana alto and Conn tenor

          Here is a link to a Martin serial number chart that suggests that this Indiana alto was manufactured around 1955:
          https://www.horn-u-copia.net/serial/martinlist.html

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        2. by Marcel123
          (3 posts)

          1 month ago

          Re: Martin Indiana alto and Conn tenor

            thank you for the list with serial numbers  

           

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