My Dad bought his SML alto (serial number 8713) in New York in the early 1950s, and played it until he gave it to me when I was about 10. I played it through college and a little beyond before my life took a different creative direction. Since then, the horn has sat in my closet in Los Angeles. Now, my own son is interested in learning to play, so I pulled out the horn and it isn't bad. Yeah, for sure it needs work, and that's my question: where should I take it to be evaluated and spruced up in Los Angeles?
Here are some pictures, and thanks.