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Bell Flare & Lip
Bell Flare & Lip
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Bassic Sax

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Description: Bb Tenor
Manufacturer: Martin
Model: Handcraft Phase 1
Submodel: Super-Fine
Serial #: 22160
Finish: Gold plated with ornate bell engraving
Source: Randy Cole on

This very interesting Handcraft is somewhat of an enigma. While it has the characteristic straight tone holes of a Phase 1 Handcraft, and the horn fits into the serial # charts as a Phase 1 horn, it doesn't have the name Handcraft engraved anywhere on the horn. Furthermore, there is a strange front F key built into one of the hinge tubes, which is really odd, since Martin didn't add a front F to their horns until the Phase 3 Handcrafts.

This sax was no doubt a custom order from the Martin factory (those initials engraved are likely those of the original owner), but what about the front F? I'll leave that to you to ponder.
Keywords: American, Tenor, Martin, Handcraft, Vintage
Date: 06.06.2013 08:30
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Added by: Bassic Sax

Date created: 15.04.2013

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Exposure time: 1/40 sec(s)
Aperture value: F/32
ISO speed: 200
Date created: 15.04.2013 22:31:28
Focal length: 50mm

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