Martin back in business

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  1. N1684T

    N1684T Mezzo Forte User

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    I am Getting the feathers......;)
     
  2. adc

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    lol
     
  3. OldSchoolEuph

    OldSchoolEuph Mezzo Forte User

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    Don't worry. Basset got rid of Henry Martin (who had been allowed to stay on as figurehead after the 1916sale) in 1923. It would be 15 years after the family was out if the business before there was a Committee to throw
     
  4. operagost

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    That site is now an ugly pink placeholder...
     
  5. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

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    ... as the Sun sets on Martin once again.
     
  6. Bay Area Brass

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    As someone who has played Martins almost my entire career, I'm loving my Schilke Handcraft.....
     
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  7. Pinstriper

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    The “Our Story” page explicitly says they are made by Kanstul.
     
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  8. J. Jericho

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    Have you been on the page recently, like since operagost posted #24 on June 5 above?
     
  9. OldSchoolEuph

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    The site appears to be working better now. The horn may indeed be built by Kanstul, or that statement may align with the idea that JH Martin walked from Chicago to Elkhart in 1871 with his age 5 and younger kids to start a business that , oh wait, started in 1904 (instead of taking a train back to New York, which is what actually happened). It is too visually different from the 1603 to be a 1603, and certainly Kanstul is not going to make a horn for someone else that sells for less than when they sell it, so if it is a Kanstul, it is something that winds up being cheaper than the 1603 - yet is closer to that in design than any of the 3 generations of Committee.

    And I still want to know why being connected to the Martin family would somehow add credibility to a Committee. . . . The only appropriate characteristic I can see is that the Martin businesses, from 1851 until 1916 (the time frame that Martins were involved) were consistently known for producing out-of-date designs, be they the Saxon style rotaries that GR and JH were trained in when they apprenticed in Dresden, or the earliest trumpets and cornets of the Martin BIC. While the qualities of a Committee, if this were a Committee (see observation about similarity above) are certainly in a different functionally-useful category than an (unusually) flimsy Saxon rotary's were in 1880, it is still an 80 year old design at this point. Other than that, I just see no fit between Martin family heritage and the Committee name.
     
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  10. Pinstriper

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    Yeah. Five minutes before I posted, actually.
     
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