This C.G. Conn alto saxophone is in excellent condition with 75-80% of the original lacquer and medium speckle wear across the body. It has just come back from the shop where it was cleaned, adjusted, and re-padded. There is evidence that a few dents were taken out of the bow and the bell bottom bell lip has had pull down repaired. There is a small patch under the left-hand thumb rest. There are currently there are no dents or dings in the horn. The serial number is “M250492” making this a vintage 1932 saxophone. This horn was made in the transition years between the “New Wonder” and the “M Series Naked Lady.” You will notice that the serial number has an “M” in front of it but no naked lady engraving! Furthermore, “A” is above the serial number and below the serial number is the engraved letter “L.” This denotes that the horn is in low pitch. Until 1940, Conn made horns both high and low pitched. A few other features of this horn include an adjustable thumb rest, rolled tone holes, mother of pearl rollers, wire key guards and a tunable neck! The engraving on the bell reads “C.G. Conn Ltd. Elkhart, Ind. U.S.A.” however it is quite difficult to make out. The original neck is in great shape with no evidence of a pull down with almost no finish remaining on the neck. Engraved on the neck is “PAT’D. July 8-1919-NO. 1309803” on the microtuner and “STD’D M” on the neck opposite of the octave key hole. It comes in a replacement case in good condition. A mouthpiece is not included. This alto saxophone has that classic Conn sound warm and clean. It plays nicely up and down the register and has great intonation.
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 Finish: It has approximately 75-80% of the lacquered 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 very good used condition.
Resonator Type: Plastic resonators.
The Neck: The neck has almost none 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: “A M250492 L” (on the back of the horn) C.G. Conn LTD. Elkhart, Ind. U.S.A. (on the bell) PAT’D. July 8-1919-NO. 1309803 (no the microtuner) STD’D M (on the neck opposite of the octave key hole).
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