This C.G. Conn “transitional” baritone saxophone is in great condition with 80% of the original lacquer and light speckle wear across the horn. There is a spot of lacquer wear on the bell and a few small dings in the bow. There are a couple of visible re-solder points mostly at key guards. There are a few key guards that need some light re-soldering. One foot on the back bottom key guard, one side of the key guard on the bottom bow below the bell on the leg side, and the key guard above the bottom thumb rest. The top foot for the back bottom key guard is pushed in slightly and the bottom thumb rest and neck ring are both slightly pushed into the body. The neck tenon receiver is slightly out of round and this does not affect the playability. The bell has a couple of extremely minor dings that are easier to feel than to see. The bell lip has a very minor wave to the edge after having some bell lip pull down removed. There is some light oxidation on the bottom bow guard. Please see pictures for more details. Overall, the horn is in beautiful shape. The serial number can be found on the back of the body and reads “M235738” making this a vintage 1929 horn with the words “PATD. DEC. 8. 1914. 1119954 B” engraved above it and the letter “L” engraved below it. This denotes that the horn is in low pitch. Until 1940, Conn made horns both high and low pitched. It has the trademark nail file G#, mother of pearl rollers, X body brace, wire key guards and rolled tone holes. The engraving on the bell is incredibly unique and absolutely gorgeous. Engraved is a mountain scene with a cabin and a river, which is surrounded by scrolling leaves and flowers all the way down the bell. The words “Made by C.G. Conn Ltd Elkhart, IND U.S.A.” are featured prominently below the engraving. This neck is in great condition. There is some extremely minor pull down that is barely felt and it had some spot re-lacquering done. This baritone saxophone comes in a new ProTec case. No mouthpiece is included. This saxophone really cranks, it has that classic Conn big, warm sound and plays wonderfully in the lower register.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 80-85% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Minor dents and dings and minor bell edge damage.
The Bow: Light dent in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Pad Condition: The pads are in good used condition.
Resonator Type: Combination of plastic resonators and rivets.
The Neck: The neck has approximately 90-95% of the finish remaining with light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece, ligature, or accessories are included.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: Made by C.G. Conn LTD. Elkhart-Ind. U.S.A. (on the bell) PATD. DEC. 8. 1914. 1119954 B M235738 L (on the back of the horn).
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