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by je4115
(2 posts)
16 years ago

Martin alto sax - serial #38247

I would like to get more info on this sax. It was my father's and I suspect that he bought it in the 1920's or 30's. Is there a way to pin point when it was made? I found no previous reference to this instrument in your discussions. Thanks to anyone who can help me. Janie

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  1. by je4115
    (2 posts)

    16 years ago

    Re: Martin alto sax - serial #38247 - (1923-24) Value???

    I finally discovered that you have a list of serial numbers on this site. I found that my dad's Martin alto was made between 5-1-23 to 1-1-24. It has not been played since the mid-50's (when I was a sophomore in high school) and has had no maintenance since then. I'm sure that all of the key pads and the cork on the neck need replacing. I also needs polishing. If I don't have any work done on it, does anyone have any idea what it would sell for? If I do have the necessary things done to make it playable again, how much more would it be worth? Thanks in advance to anyone who can give me some info. Janie

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    1. by martin_alto
      (9 posts)

      16 years ago

      Re: Martin alto sax - serial #38247 - (1923-24) Value???

      here is an excellent website dedicated to the martin. www.themartinstory.net

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