Saxophone/Martin Saxaphone


I need help in identifying the specific model of a Martin ,'low tone' saxophone. From the serial number I place it around 1929. It has beveled holes, a gold washed horn . Any help or insight into exactly what it is would be much appreciated. Thank you.

If you dated it correctly (hard to tell from this picture alone) it is probably a Handcraft model. If you don't already know for sure, this could be silver plated (again, hard to tell by the picture). If so, and in good playing condition it could bring between $500 and maybe $700 at an auction site like e-bay or in a local shop where they can determine the exact finish and contact a collector.  If it is NOT silver plated, it would be worth maybe $200 to $300 in decent playing condition.


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Eugene Cantera


I have been a music educator for over 25 years and have taught on many levels from young children and school agers on through to college level, professional players and senior citizens. My main areas of expertise are saxophone(s) though I have taught many instruments including, guitar, bass, piano, oboe and drums to name a few. I have also done research on horns both vintage and new.


I have been in music education for 25 years and I have written and published in the subject of professional music education.

The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, Marketing and Higher Education Newsletter.

Bachelor of Music Education, Hartt School of Music - The University of Hartford.

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