Martin Handcraft Alto Saxophone
Handcraft - Phase 2
Quadruple silver plated, sand blast velvet finish, engraving, keys and rings hand burnished. Bell quadruple gold plated over silver. Design on bell hand engraved.
Year of Manufacturing
Original case & end plug
This Martin has an incredible amount of potential. It is just waiting for a new owner to give it a new home and provide it with a much-needed overhaul. Once restored, it will be a fantastic player. In its current state though, the horn is unplayable.
It is in fantastic condition though. It shows no signs of abuse, and no obvious signs of repairs.
- Bevelled tone hones
- Because it is a Phase 2 horn, it DOES NOT have a front F key
This Martin Handcraft alto is the twin to the tenor our Education Representative has. The serial numbers of the two horns are only a few digits apart.
Helen had a front F key added to her tenor. According to David, that should be possible on this alto as well, and he we would gladly do that during the overhaul. (See below.)
An Unbiased Review
Stephen Howard is an extremely well respected tech, player, and author based out of the UK. On his extensive website he has included a review of the Martin Handcraft alto that makes for interesting reading for anyone considering one of these horns.
The are indeed fantastic little horns.
The Martin Story
For more information about Martin saxophones, check out the website: The Martin Story.
Although the site is a bit dated--the photos aren't the greatest by today's standards--it will still give you a really solid overview of this solid, amazing-sounding, and highly desirable, brand of vintage American saxophone.
Matterhorn Music Saxophone Overhaul Special
If you ask David to overhaul any saxophone at the time of purchase**, you will receive 20% off the overhaul price shown on our website.
All pro horn overhauls are given the most precise attention to detail. Speak with David about your pad/reso choices.
** In order to qualify for this 20% discount, you must request the work at the time of purchase.
If you request an overhaul, your horn will be placed in the queue, and the work will be done as soon as its turn comes. Summer is our busiest time, so any work requested during June-August will be delayed the longest.