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    Default The Beauty of Saxophones: 1938 Martin Handcraft Committee II alto saxophone

    Hey guys,

    I just finished up an overhaul on a 1938 Committee II in excellent shape and was struck by its beauty, both as I worked on it and as a completed and playing musical instrument.

    Take a look, I hope you enjoy it.

    http://stohrermusic.com/?p=1892
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    Default Re: The Beauty of Saxophones: 1938 Martin Handcraft Committee II alto saxophone

    Matt, thanks for sharing the story and the pictures. This week I completed overhauls on an alto/tenor pair of Martin Comm I's and a Comm II tenor. All three were in bad shape and required hours of dent work. They cleaned up nice and play like buttah. With a more aggressive mouthpiece, they'll scream, too.

    The Comm I and II are basically the same horns with different bell flares. In my opinion, the Comm II is the most beautiful Martin model due to its key guards.

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    Default Re: The Beauty of Saxophones: 1938 Martin Handcraft Committee II alto saxophone

    Yep, Comm II are the pretty ones! If only I could find a gold plated one. I have some II altos and one has the original lacquer in great shape and it is the darkest richest gold I have seen.

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    Default Re: The Beauty of Saxophones: 1938 Martin Handcraft Committee II alto saxophone

    There is a ridiculously beautiful gold plated Comm I alto on saxquest right now: http://www.saxquest.com/productDetai...HandAlt#photos
    matt stohrer

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