This C.G. Conn Connqueror 26M VIII alto saxophone is in excellent condition with 90-95% of the original lacquer and light player wear across the horn. It has just come back from the shop where it was cleaned, adjusted, and had multiple pads replaced. There is a super tiny ding that is easier felt than seen on the bell right after the Elkhart, IND on the engraving and the bottom thumb rest is just slightly pushed in. There is evidence that a dent was taken out of the back of the body and a key guard was re soldered. Please see the pictures for more details. The serial number is “279868” makes this a vintage 1937 instrument. Engraved on the back of the body is “26M VIII PAT. APP’D For A 279868 L”. The engraved letter “L” below the serial number denotes that the horn is in low pitch. Until the mid-1940’s, Conn made both high, and low pitched horns. This horn has rolled tone holes, mother of pearl rollers, wire key guards and silver accented key work. The engraving on the bell is beautiful with a full bust Naked Lady engraving and the words “Connqueror Made-by C.G. Conn Ltd. Elkhart-Ind. U.S.A.” This horn comes with the original micro tuner, double socket/sleeve style neck with “VIII” engraved on it. The neck is in great shape with no evidence of a pull down. The neck does have a couple of extremely minor dings. The neck does have slightly more lacquer wear than the rest of the horn, approximately 85-90% original. It comes in a new replacement case. A mouthpiece is not included. This alto has a really big, warm sound with great intonation and plays easily up and down the register.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 90-95% 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 combination of newer and older used condition.
Resonator Type: Combination of metal resonators, plastic resonators and rivets.
The Neck: The neck has approximately 85-90% 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 VIII PAT.APP’D For A 279868 L (on the back of the horn) Connqueror Made-by C.G. Conn LTD. Elkhart-Ind. U.S.A. (on the bell) VIII (engraved on the neck).
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