Martin Committee Tenor Walker Finish
This beautiful Martin tenor features a re-engraved gold floral design that really stands out against the satin finish! The tinted finish has a vintage style patina that is coated with clear lacquer. This is a wonderfully unique horn with tremendous character. It's looks will entice you in and the huge sound will blow everyone away!
Martin tenors are unique American made horns with beveled soldered on tone holes, wire bell key guards, and lots of floral engraving. They are revered for their full, dark tone. This Martin tenor came to us in rough mechanical and cosmetic shape, so we decided to have some fun with the restoration. We added lots of modifications, fabricated new parts, and gave this tenor the "Walker Brown" finish instead of our usual satin silver.
The re-engraved gold floral design really stands out against the satin finish, which has a vintage style patina that is coated with clear lacquer. This instrument required some extra body work, including removing and re-soldering all of its tone holes. We did a ton of mods on this instrument to bring it into condition for the modern player:
We fabricated a new neck tenon and receiver to give the neck a perfect fit.
A new low Eb guard was made faithfully in the classic Martin style.
Adjustable Teflon balls were added to the octave rocker in order for it to operate quietly and without lost motion.
Key contacts were added under the G and side C keys for a solid feel.
Adjustment screws with a slider were added to the F# to G# and F# to Bb connections for reliable and simple set-up adjustments.
Gold Plated Needle Springs were installed.
New Mother Of Pearl Finger Buttoners, new rollers, and Chocolate RooPad EXTREME Pads.
All of our saxophones come with Pad Magic, Ultimax Key Oil, a MusicMedic.com Microfiber Cloth, a MusicMedic.com Swab, and plated horns come with Tarnishield Strips. No mouthpiece included. We do have an older case we can include if desired. We recommend purchasing a new sturdy case and can help you find the right one if you would like.
All of our vintage saxophones undergo an Uberhaul, which you can learn more about here. The workmanship on all Uberhauls is guaranteed . All Uberhauled saxophones are eligible for a C.O.A. (Clean Oil and Adjust), which is our yearly service plan that restores instruments to a freshly Uberhauled state, and is also a great time to make further personal adjustments or modifications. Shipping in the lower 48 states is free, but international shipping is also available. We have worked with the postal service to develop the safest possible shipping method so your new saxophone will arrive in excellent condition.
Customers are also welcome to come to the Sax ProShop in Wilmington, NC to pick up your new saxophone: take this opportunity to play test your new horn and work briefly with a specialized technician to make some final minor adjustments.
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