A while back I bought a Comm3 ""The Martin" tenor, sn 178xxx. It came with the wrong neck and key guard (since corrected) and had obviously been rebuilt. lt seemed to be in great shape, and I have since set it up and repadded it. Plays great.
The horn has nickel (or nickel plated) keys. Looks fine, but I am told that this could not be original, that all Comm 3's had brass-only keywork. Looking further, I found a few photos on vintage horn websites showing Comm 3's with nickel keys, and some Magnas with nickel keywork. Sooo, can anyone tell me if Martin ever made Comm 3's with nickel or plated keys? Thank you.