by Jeff Smith
This is a Martin Typewriter alto sax, circa 1929-1932. It was my dad’s, (he was born in 1923), and he played it through high school and college. My sister and I played it through the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. I’m trying to find out its value in present condition and what it would be worth restored. Also, would like an estimate of what restoring would cost and advice as to whether we should leave it as is or restore it. You’ll see in the picture that dad had a full set of pads and cork along with some springs he was going to put on but never did. A friend of mine played it with his mouth piece and said it has remarkable good tone for the pads being in such bad shape.
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