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1960's Conn Saxophone

I have my 1960's purchased Conn saxophone in my basement collecting dust. Is it worth anything dollar wise? I'm thinking of d…

10 years ago
by wildangel5 (3 posts)

Vintage sax

I aquired a sax from my grandfather and would like to know a little more about it.Its a Martin Indian in perfect shape the ca…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Just started playing a 6M!

Hi all. I just got a 1937 VIII 6M (I think it's been relaquered), had it completely repadded and regulated, and I've been pla…

10 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

New Member - Conn Soprano question

Hi, all! Love this forum. I have a straight soprano, Model 22 Conn silver - gold washed bell that I just love. Over the year…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

1925 Silver Plated Conn alto

Original EVERYTHING. Was played by an alto player from Bing Crosby's band. Still has the guy's alto mouthpiece, C melody mout…

10 years ago
by BlueTrain (6 posts)

vintage selmer

anyone know about vintage selmer cigar cutter 'supersax' alto from 1930s? good horn or not? seen one in good condition but wo…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

difference silverplated - goldlaquer mark VI

hey folks! what are the differences of a silverplated and a goldlaquer mark VI in general? I read a lot, but never got clear…

10 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

new alto sax...?

I asked about a vintage alto sax and if I remember correctly connsaxman_jim said something like a vintage conn. would this be…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

maybe a 14m?

just found my old conn again, in a pawn shop this morning. definately the same one I played all through high school. the only…

10 years ago
by connagain (1 post)

setup for Mark VI Blues

You blues players, what is your fav setup for the Mark VI? My Otto Link doesn't give me the sound I'm after. I've never like…

10 years ago
by blackfrancis (396 posts)

Just got a 6m!!!!

Hi. I just boughtt a 1952 Conn 6m from Ebay. Can't wait to receive it. 14 replies by reallynewtothis (15 posts) 10 years ago

10 years ago
by blackfrancis (396 posts)

elkhart sax

I have an old elkhart sax, where do you find the serial #'s the only number I can find on the sax is S-1889

10 years ago
by brette (1 post)

Gale Mouthpiece ID.

I have just dug out of a box of old stuff a Gale tenor mouthpiece. Markings read "Gale", underneath that "Companion" and unde…

10 years ago
by blackfrancis (396 posts)

my vintage conn, and whether i should sell it or get it fixed

hello, i just recently got down with the whole saxquest thang. im a 24 year old saxophonist in new york, i play out a lot. i…

10 years ago
by saxman0317 (53 posts)

Tips on cleaning up a Conn New Wonder II

I have been playing a silver new wonder II off and on for over 10 years now. (nail file G# key, pearl key insets, C and Bb pa…

10 years ago
by saxman0317 (53 posts)

IDing Vintage Martin Alto Sax

I need help in IDing a Vintage Martin Alto sax I just picked up.On the bell it reads-Martin Houndcroft Elkhart In. On the bac…

10 years ago
by Jimid1958 (2 posts)

Conn-vert

Hello all, a long-winded account of a new conn-vert Like some of the other members I’ve seen recently, I to have just pur…

10 years ago
by sharp5 (4 posts)

C.G. Conn Advice

Could any one advise me of what a fair price for a C.G. Conn mid 1920's. stamp sais Elkhart Ind USA not sure of model. appare…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

I'm going to sell this Conn Gold Plated Artist Series - Model 6M

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I thought I'd give all you vintage collectors a heads up and let you kn…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Ack! Freak Martin- Needs identification help

I'm selling an old Martin I got a few years ago, and have found a body style/ serial number clash. The serial NUmber, 146xxx…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Hohner or not Hohner

Hello Some months ago I bought the vintage saxophone from 50's. ( I quess). There is name President on the bell and marking…

10 years ago
by dukeroy1@rogers.com (1 post)

Buescher snap-in pads and a gurgley low D

I've got a (mostly) great Aristocrat tenor. It plays great top to bottom until you hit low D. If you play a staccato series o…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

What can you tell me about the Conn I've inherited?

Greetings all. I've found a Conn sax in my grandmother's attic and she knew nothing about it and said I could have it. From w…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

early 1900's sax that has "Whittle Zenith Dallas Texas" on it....

Hi, we are looking for some ideas on how to locate information on this Whittle Zenith Dallas Texas" sax we own. It appears to…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Help~~~ I am all 'googled' out and still no answers!!!!

Hi everyone~~ I have a saxaphone which was my husband's back in grade school. His parents purchased it at a music store in l9…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)
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