Martin Saxophone (1939)
I recently received a saxophone from my highschool since they were going to toss it away. After doing some research I found out that it is an 80-years-old Martin Handcraft Commetee, and, as per my saxophone teacher, the older the saxophone the better the sound.
So, my problem is the following:
This saxophone was not used nor cleaned (actually it was not touched) for almost 5 years, and since it is very old most of its pads are damaged and it has no laquer and a lot of rust on the inside (tho an amazing engraved on the bell!).
I wanted to know... where can I find pads for this saxophone? Are there still around somewere or can I use generic ones to change them? Also, how can I take this rust away without harming the 80-years-old metal body and keys?
Also, if you have comments about the Martin Saxophones please let me know since the only thing I know is that they are old. (Mine is a tenor saxophone).
Thank you very much, I apreciate any reply!