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The later horns were made in Japan with drawn toneholes.
These later horns apparently sounded much different from earlier models and have a brighter tone.
It does not pertain to those models which were marketed under the Gladiator, American Standard, or other trademarks. Super 20’s were made with brazed-on toneholes until the early 1970’s (the same way Martins were).
This allowed the metal thickness to be uniformed for each tone hole and now thinness in the body tubes.
[ Back to Top] Martin [ Back to Top] Apparently some of the Martin brothers worked for York in Battle Creek, Michigan USA. Their saxophones are very distinctive as they have soldered on toneholes.
After which they struck out on their own in 1904 and founded “The Martin Band Instrument Company”. And in 1871 he moved to Elkhart, Indiana and became one of the original workers, the 6th employee, to work for C. The toneholes were fairly thick compared to regular drawn toneholes and they were also beveled.
Conn DJH 90M soprano [Back to Top] King [Back to Top] The following information was compiled from serial number records which were not complete.
Full lower stack screw adjusters which stopped against the posts.But if you ever get a chance to play one of these horns do it, you will not be disappointed by the huge tone.