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Martin Master, aka Type-writer saxophones

Made 1929 - 1932 (Ser# 94K - 102k) Classification: Professional

Contribution of "Jens Steinhorst"

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

Left palmkeys

right palmkeys

The thumbrests voor left thumb

The body to bell brace