Martin Master, aka Type-writer saxophones
Made 1929 - 1932 (Ser# 94K - 102k) Classification: Professional
Officially called "Master", this model soon was nick-named "Typewriter" because of the special key-design.
This model is described to me as awkward playing because of the special keys.
When you look at the low Eb en C key you can imagion having trouble playing quick changes.
Soundwise however this is a real Martin. Heavy, full bodied, in one word American.
They where only made a short while. (Known serialnr's range from 94K to 102K and indicates '29 - '32)
They where made simultaneous with the Handcraft (Known serialnr's from 19K to 108K).
I expect this model to be comparable to a Handcraft. Good sounding, well made, good quality.
If you're interested, the gallery also shows a soprano and a bari.
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 body to bell brace