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by KyraRuby
(2 posts)
5 years ago

Question on grade of 1924 Conn alto sax

I just looked at a 1924 Conn Alto sax. Could anyone look at this info and let me know any ballpark guesses on what the value might be? I know that's hard to do without seeing it, but I am mostly wondering, Is this standard student's instrument or something higher grade, (Chu-Berry/New Wonder?) Front says CG Conn, Elkhart, IN There's a floral or burst pattern on the bell. Whole thing is silver, with inside of bell being brass Marked on it is the following: Dec 8, 1914 (probably trademark date I assume) 119954 C 85109 L Needs to be repadded, but the real question is student model vs. Chu-Berry/New Wonder, I guess. Thank you very much for any information, everyone. Kyra

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  1. by chalazon
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    5 years ago

    Re: Question on grade of 1924 Conn alto sax

    hey, pal..that C on the back of the horn means you've got yourself a C Melody..not an alto..they are some what similar in size..and there is a good chance that, no, it's not a Chu Barry, and is probably worth not a whole lot.

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    1. by KyraRuby
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      5 years ago

      Re: Question on grade of 1924 Conn alto sax

      Chalazon, Thanks for the input. I actually wrote this for my sister, hence my confusion on C Melody vs. alto. She'd have probably known the difference; but at least I now know twice as much about saxophones as I did before ;-)

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