C.G. Conn 26M Alto Saxophone with Naked Lady 1935 Serial #M268567A

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Discover the timeless allure of the vintage 1935 C.G. Conn 26M alto saxophone. In very good condition, showcasing 80-85% original lacquer. Adorned with rolled tone holes, mother-of-pearl rollers, and exquisite engraving, including the iconic Naked Lady bell engraving. Crafted for fantastic melodies, this masterpiece resonates with history. A collector’s gem.

Description

This C.G. Conn 26M alto saxophone is in very good condition with 80-85% of the original lacquer and light player wear across the horn. There is a very light dent in the back of the body about in the middle.  The bottom bow has a couple of extremely minor dings.  The bell has a couple of small dents and one at the bell-to-body brace where the brace is very slightly pushed into the back of the bell.   Please see the pictures for more details. The serial number is “M268567A” which makes this a vintage 1935 instrument. Engraved on the back of the body is “26M PATD. DEC.8.1914. 1119954 PAT. APP’D For A M268567A L”. The engraved letter “L” below the serial number denotes that the horn is in low pitch. Until the mid-1940s, Conn made both high and low-pitched horns. This horn has rolled tone holes, mother-of-pearl rollers, wire key guards, adjustable lower thumb rest, and silver accented key work. The engraving on the bell has the full bust Naked Lady engraving and the words “Made by C.G. Conn LTD. Elkhart-Ind. U.S.A.” This horn comes with the original micro tuner, double socket/sleeve style neck engraved with “PAT’D. July 8-1919-NO. 1309803” on the microtuner and “STD’D M” on the neck opposite of the octave keyhole. The neck is in great shape with no evidence of a pull-down. It comes in a good, used replacement case. A mouthpiece is not included.

Additional Information:
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in very good to 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: Almost no dents and no evidence of 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: Rivet style.
The Neck: The neck has approximately 80-85% 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 Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: 26M PATD. DEC.8.1914. 1119954 PAT. APP’D For A M268567A L (on the back of the horn) Made by C.G. Conn LTD. Elkhart-Ind. U.S.A. (on the bell) STD’D M (on the neck) PAT’D. July 8-1919-NO. 1309803 (on the microtuner).
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Additional information

Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions 29 × 17 × 11 in