Martin Imperial saxophones
Made 1950 - 1970 (Ser# 300K - 320k - a lot missing here) Classification: Intermediate
The Imperial model is a intermediate line horn.
As it is sold in the same era as the "The Martin" and later on the "Magna" in which period also their student horn Indiana was made I think one could safely say this.
Someone described it to me as:
Not a bad horn, good intonation and tuning, but with a thinner empty tone (compared to a The Martin)
It's also strange that people seem to like the Martin Indiana models more.
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 is not there