This C.G. Conn 6M VIII Silver Alto Saxophone with Naked Lady Serial #309639 is in mint condition with 95%+ of the original silver plating and a beautiful Naked Lady Portrait engraving. The only plating is on the touch spots of the keys. It has just come from the shop where it was cleaned and adjusted, so it plays great. The pads are a mix of old and new, but all are in good condition. There is one or two minor dents/dings in the bow but otherwise, this horn is super clean. The serial number is 309639 making this a 1943-1944 vintage horn. On the back of the body is engraved “6M VIII Pat. APP’D For A 309639 L”. The “L” denotes this horn is in low pitch. Until the mid-1940s Conn made horns in both high and low pitch. The engraving is a gorgeous Naked Lady engraving with the words “Made By C.G. Conn LTD Elkhart, IND. U.S.A.” featured beside it. The C.G. Conn “Naked Lady” horns are some of the most iconic saxophones out there. They have an unbelievable sound and are the favorites of professionals and students alike. This horn has a polished silver bell engraving, a brushed silver body, and a gold wash bell. It also comes with the iconic, original micro tuner, sleeve style/double socket neck in great shape with no evidence of a pull down with “VIII” engraved on it. It comes in a replacement case in good condition. A mouthpiece is not included. This alto saxophone has that awesome 6M sound, great intonation with a warm, round tone.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in very good to excellent playing condition.
The Key Plating: Approximately 80-85% of the original key plating remains with medium player wear to the touch spots.
The Finish: It has approximately 95%+ of the silver finish.
Player Wear: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
The Bow: No dents in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Pad Condition: The pads are in combination of newer and older used condition.
Resonator Type: Metal resonators.
The Neck: The neck has approximately 95%+ of the finish remaining with very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
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: 6M VIII PAT. APP’D For A 309639 L (on the back of the horn) Made By C.G. Conn LTD Elkhart, IND. U.S.A. (on the bell) VIII (on the neck)
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