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by slickrick1942
(2 posts)
4 years ago

Possible Martin sax?

I have a saxophone that has Lyric inscribed on the bell and a serial number. I would like someone or some info on how to find out if I have an actual Martin. I cannot find the Martin name on this instrument anywhere. How would I know if this is an actual Martin. Thanks in advance!

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  1. by GFC
    (794 posts)

    4 years ago

    Re: Possible Martin sax?

    Yes, it's a Martin.  It looks like a Handcraft Standard, which was a second-line instrument based on the Handcraft Imperial body tube produced during the mid to late 1930s.  It's roughly equivalent to Martin's later "Indiana" line.  I played a Standard in a store once.  Nice little horn, I was sort of tempted.

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