This is a beautiful completely original Martin tenor saxophone, serial number 176595. The silver finish is over 99% intact on this tenor, and it even has the original pads!
There is just minor wear on a couple touch points, but that is about it. There are no dents or dings, and no resoldered joints. The original neck, with matching serial number, has never been damaged or pulled down. The horn has a silver matte finish body, with burnished (shiny) plating on the keys and inlayed in the engraving, and a gold washed bell.
Fully overhauled in 2007 by Saxquest, this silver plated "The Martin" has a slightly warmer and darker sound than what I'm used to from a "The Martin" model. The silver does this and in my opinion makes it a little richer than a lacquered model. A very sweet tenor.