The Martin Handcraft Committee model was the design that came between the Handcraft Imperial (an underrated horn in the Martin lineup) and Committee. It was designed by a "committee" of trumpet makers, although most if not all of the actual design work was allegedly done by Renold Schilke. The Handcraft Committee has a lot more nickel trim, and traditional water keys instead of the trombone style water keys of the Committee. The #2 bore is a medium step bore (around .453" at the valve block). The wrap of the Handcraft Committee is a little tighter than on the Committee, and the bracing is different as well.
It looks like the bell has been removed for some dent work on the bend, and there's some evidence of repair work on the third valve slide crook as well. There's a small chip in the end of the inner upper tuning slide leg. There are a couple small dings in the horn, and some lacquer wear and pitting. The first valve piston has a couple nicks that look like tool marks, the second and third valve pistons have some plating wear. One finger button is not original to the horn. All valves feel great and slides move smoothly. Compression is perfect through the leadpipe and tuning slide. The valves have decent compression for the age of the horn, but a thicker oil like Berp #3 will give you the best results. The bell flare has a very light crease (player's one o'clock) but looks to be in overall good condition.
The consignor was told that the engraving on the side of the bell is from the San Joaquin Dixieland Jazz Society.
Here's a video of another #2 bore Martin Handcraft Committee we had in the shop last year (scroll down for a video of this particular trumpet):
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