Martin Handcraft Imperial Alto Saxophone (1933)
This is a Martin Handcraft Imperial Alto Saxophone...not to be confused with the later Imperial models. This model was Martins top professional model at the time it was made. Serial number 106557 dates this saxophone to 1933. It is possible this horn left the factory as bare brass and was later lacquered. The older lacquer is around 80%. There are some large dings in the bow and minor repairs. The pads are newer with dome metal resonators. This is a nice playing alto and has a deep and rich tone. The vintage case is in good condition.