The Martin Tenor Saxophone Serial Number 178,xxx, $2,870.00
1952 The Martin tenor saxophone, original lacquer, original case with metal end plug, serial number 1784XX. Nice straight clean pro model Martin tenor. Original lacquer is more than 90%. Sax was cleaned and new pads and corks installed. Matching serial number on neck. Heavy walls, soldered tone holes. Nice centered dark sound. Lots of power in the tone. Tone remains nice and full from soft to loud. I would use a somewhat bright mouthpiece; this would really bring out the ring in this heavy brass sax. Another great saxophone from Elkhart, Indiana built in the 50’s when craftsmanship was at its peak.