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thomsax

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This is a nice # 570 XXX Martin Magna. Very late or very early? I thought the "The Martin ...." era ended when Martin brand was bought by Leblanc in 1971. A great player as well according to the sound clip. All the Magna details seems to be there: Magna cross on bell and neck, convex MOP lh thumbrest, silver key touches, adjustable key bumpers ..... . This one seems to have (nickel?) silver keys as well. It looks like it has the Committee tonehols on the bell. The toneholes on body and bow seems to be straight and soldered? No Committee toneholes? The price is $6, 500. 00 !! That's a lot. An old saxophone construction with the toneholes "in-line" will not cure my hurting back and neck. I've seen a nice King 662 (UMI) for less money. The Magna #570 XXX is probably a great horn.
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More pictures on the sellers website.
 

nigeld

I don't need another mouthpiece; but . . .
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Nice looker.
Silver neck.
But made in Kenosha.

That seems like a ridiculous price to me.
 

thomsax

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Nice looker.
Silver neck.
But made in Kenosha.

That seems like a ridiculous price to me.
Sure it's a nice sax. But what do you say about the toneholes? Here is the low C tonehole on the Kenosha sax and the low C on my Committee tenor. Not the same shape?
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nigeld

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Not quite a “proper” Martin in my opinion. But since I shall never own it, I don’t really care. My new beat-up Indiana tenor will do for now.
 

DavidUK

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Typo... should be $650 perhaps.

Iirc I sold mine for £350 5yrs or so back.
 

Jules

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Fwoar... that's a great looking sax...
 

thomsax

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A good video from Matt Stohrer. He explain the importance of thin pads and low key keights on Martin and a good set-up. Nowadays I use to no more saxes, but if a Magna like this comes I might consider .....
View: https://youtu.be/iwE00zPOXTM
 

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