Martin Handcraft Troubadour saxophones
Made 1932 - 1934 (Ser# 102K - 109k) Classification: Professional
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
(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