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Martin Gordon

Boston, Mass.

Stamp: (in circle) MG / MARTIN / GORDON / 14K.

Comments: This beautifully engraved and constructed headjoint gives easy articulation, substantial volume, and a bright tone.

Material: 14 K Gold headjoint.

System: Gold headjoint with medium overcutting and sharp lipplate leading edge cutoff.

Condition: In perfect condition, as new.

Sounding Length: Length from embouchure center to bottom of head: 151 mm.

Measurements: Tube at tenon .011-.012". Emb. 12.13 x 10.17.

Weight: Weighs 96 g. Headjoint alone without cork and crown 68 g.

Case: No case.

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Photographs (click to enlarge):

Martin Gordon's very straightforward and open demeanor can be seen in his logo and name engraving.
Martin Gordon's very straightforward and open demeanor can be seen in his logo and name engraving.
Here we see the inner beauty of the man and his work.  I especially like the scrolled leaf tip on the right, and the leaf edges center.
Here we see the inner beauty of the man and his work. I especially like the scrolled leaf tip on the right, and the leaf edges center.
The lip itself is very precise, including the bold angle of the air reed, and the crescents formed by the gentle overcutting on the sides.
The lip itself is very precise, including the bold angle of the air reed, and the crescents formed by the gentle overcutting on the sides.
The whole headjoint is stunning.  The gold tube measures .011-.012 at the tenon.
The whole headjoint is stunning. The gold tube measures .011-.012 at the tenon.
The hand-hammered crown is suspensefully ambiguous from a distance; the light reflects as from a faceted stone.
The hand-hammered crown is suspensefully ambiguous from a distance; the light reflects as from a faceted stone.
The embouchure and lipplate, with the angled leading edge.
The embouchure and lipplate, with the angled leading edge.
The full and lovely engraving faces the audience.
The full and lovely engraving faces the audience.
The left hand wall is 5.27 mm, the right hand 5.11.
The left hand wall is 5.27 mm, the right hand 5.11.
The angled lip is buttressed underneath via a full shaped wall, avoiding the need for a flange (not visible here).
The angled lip is buttressed underneath via a full shaped wall, avoiding the need for a flange (not visible here).