Martin Home Model saxophones
Made 1935 - 1937 (Ser# 112K - 118k) Classification: Student
This beauty is a C-melody. It's serialnr is in the 117K range.
These saxes where specially build for the amateur home market (hence the name).
To make it more easier to play, they limited the keywork (No side- or trill-keys).
It's range was also limited (low-c till High-C)
It was intended to be sold not through music stores, but by mail order firms. This didn't workout that well, so only few where made.
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Some characteristics (click to enlarge)
No pearls in the keys
The keyguards of the low-B and Bb keys are not there
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 is not there