Sometimes the best offense is a good defense. This Martin Baritone Saxophone’s Eb key guard is proof positive of that. It did its job for the Eb key and for the body of the sax. Because of its sacrifice, it had to be rebuilt.
It came to me in pieces, literally. I was able to use part of the original guard, but I still had to re-create the rest of it. The goal was to have it look as though nothing had ever happened. That meant getting all the measurements and angles correct. I finished the project by silver plating the guard to match the horn. With the project completed this horn was ready for action.