- LIVERPOOL SAX DAY 2020
- MOUTHPIECES & LIGATURES
- SYOS MOUTHPIECES
- SCHOOLS MUSIC SERVICE
Have an instrument to trade in? Give us a call 0151 707 9468.
This is a Martin Committee III alto sax made in 1953 in Elkhart, Indiana, USA.
It has just had a full restoration (brand new quality calf pads)to bring this horn to optimal playability.
This is a real beauty - Martins from this prime era are very sought after and hard to find in this condition. The Committee III's are the pinnacle of design and function - amazing art deco features, stunning neck design, beautiful soldered tone holes and above all, the best quality brass - real class!
This particular model was made most famous by one of the greatest altoists of all time - the late Art Pepper, on countless classic recordings throughout his career. You can clearly see his sax on many record sleeves and perhaps most famously on the cover of his best selling jazz auto biography Straight Life.
Playing wise this sax has got it all! Tone can go soft and fluffy to a roaring beast - keywork is super slick, fast, very modern feeling (gives a MKVI a run for it's money), build quality is second to none. The sax is in lovely condition - very clean, a few little scuffs and so on but no horrible dings or dents - a fine example of a very sought after vintage classic horn, playing perfectly with all the work done - original lacquer with a nice, authentic, slightly faded patina.
Comes complete with the coolest looking original Martin case we've ever seen, in terrific condition AND the original 50 year manufacturer warranty card signed October 2nd 1953 from Arthur Bean Music, Ohio. Plus, of course, our famous 12 month warranty!
BUY VINTAGE WITH CONFIDENCE!
*REFURBISHED - a refurbished instrument has (at the very least) been stripped, washed, cleaned, polished, professionally rebuilt and set up to play perfectly. Worn corks, felts and pads will have been replaced, spring tensions balanced, key heights adjusted etc. Some instruments will have been completely overhauled using all new pads - any specialist work or customization will be included in the instrument description.
ALL refurbished instruments come with a full 12 month warranty!