This C.G. Conn “transitional” baritone saxophone is in great condition with 80-85% of a re-lacquer finish. The X body brace has been pushed in slightly to both the bell and the body. The body post for the right hand palm keys has been pushed in slightly to the body as has the bottom thumb rest. The bell lip has some minor bell lip pull down. There is a replacement foot attachment on the back of the horn at the bottom key. There are multiple visible re-solder points at key guards. There are some dents and dings throughout the horn, nothing is major. Please see pictures for more details. Overall, the horn is in great shape. The serial number can be found on the back of the body and reads “M251134” making this a vintage 1932 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. Engraved on the bell are the words “Made by C.G. Conn Ltd Elkhart-IND U.S.A.”. This neck is in very good condition. There is some extremely minor pull down that is barely felt. This baritone saxophone comes in an older used condition case. No mouthpiece is included. This saxophone 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 very good playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 80-85% of the re-lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Medium general wear (visible lacquer or surface scratches and/or evidence of dent removal/repair).
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 metal resonators and rivets.
The Neck: The neck has approximately 60-65% of the re-lacquered 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: Older used condition (Still usable but significant signs of physical wear).
Engraving: Made by C.G. Conn LTD. Elkhart-Ind. U.S.A. (on the bell) PATD. DEC. 8. 1914. 1119954 B M251134 L (on the back of the horn).
*Note: We do offer private appointments to test our high-end quality instruments, please contact us to schedule an appointment.