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Martin Handcraft Troubadour saxophones

Made 1932 - 1934 (Ser# 102K - 109k) Classification: Professional

Contribution of "Randy Walter"

This transitional model, called Handcraft Troubadour was basically a Handcraft with special key-work.

As you can clearly see in the picture on the right, it features only two right hand palm-keys.

Depending on the used fingering they open and close different keys so they work the same as the normal three palm-keys.
(Just like the now normal octave mechanisme, which was a split mechanism in the early days).

More pictures (click to enlarge)

Some characteristics (click to enlarge)


The keyguards of the low-B and Bb keys

The keyguards of the low-c key

Left pinky clusters

right pinky clusters

The thumbrests voor left thumb

The thumbrests voor right thumb

The body to bell brace

Righthand palmkeys