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Saxophones Olds Super by Martin - Anyone played one?

ProfJames

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Olds was a Martin stencil but I am not sure which model. How did they get to the ocean?
 

rhysonsax

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I've got an Olds Super tenor. It arrived from Japan in a bit of a state and Griff refurbished it - I have some photos somewhere.

It's an unusual looking horn and plays well with a big and beefy sound, which is particularly strong up high. I'm not sure what model of Martin it was based on, maybe an early Committee from the war years.

That story about a wartime shipment sunk in the Med has all the hallmarks of an urban myth. I read it on SOTW and think it is nonsense.

Rhys

PS The Olds Super was the model of tenor played by Judi Dench in the Alan Plater film 'Last of the Blonde Bombshells'. Look from 9:00 in this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlV_N_CNvAQ
 

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thomsax

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Never played one. But I think it's based on the Comm I or II models. The only Martin stencil I've seen with the Comm toneholes. Not bevelded.

Thomas
 

Kingsleyhk

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PS The Olds Super was the model of tenor played by Judi Dench in the Alan Plater film 'Last of the Blonde Bombshells'. Look from 9:00 in this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlV_N_CNvAQ

Lovely movie - well worth a look. Alan Plater - who wrote it - was a mad jazz fan - and it shows here and in the Biederbecke series. All of those have some marvellous jazz as background music.
 

Bobby G

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Didn't Alan Plater collaborate with Alan Barnes on something?
 

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