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I have this Martin sax. The serial # is. 103295
It says Martin on the sax engraved with flower like patterns.
It says its from Elijahart, Indiana and it says "handcrafted " on it as well

I was wondering how old this might be and what the value could possibly be on this instrument.
If it was worth selling or keeping.

I also have a Yamaha tys-23 with the serial # 033613A
I was wondering its age and value.

Thank You for any input you can help me out with


James

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James,

The Martin is from 1932. It was their top of the line from that period. As far as value I need to know what there horn finish is (lacquer, silver, etc..)and whether it is soprano, alto, tenor, C Melody, or baritone and how the keys are designed since they had two designs.

The Yamaha YTS-23 is from about 1993, in playing condition $400.00-600.00 depending on condition.

Jeff "Doc" Frazier
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