The Martin Committee III alto sax was during it's time one of the top performing horns on the market. The sound produced is big, crisp, edgy, and has that classic vintage sound collectors and players alike strive to find. The Martin accomplished all this while keeping the horn fairly light in the hands. All Martins were handmade in Elkhart Indiana during the late 50's and this one shows that high level of craftsmanship.
The lacquer is at about 60%-70%. The engraving shows common signs of lacquer wear as pictured in photos. The horn does currently play but needs work to sound it's best. There are pads that could use replacing and a few that are not sealing. We are currently selling this historic piece as-is, but at buyers request are able to do a full repair to bring this horn back to playing condition. The neck is not original to the horn, but it period appropriate being only a few hundred serials away. Will ship with original dual case.
All of our pre-owned and new instruments come fully inspected by our in-house repair shop. If you have any questions or would like to make an offer, please feel free to contact us directly at the shop through our phone 713-426-3663 or email @ Wes.Hughes@flemingrepair.com