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by jpticar
(5 posts)
6 years ago

Help me appraise my C.G. Conn Alto

Hey all. Im new here and looking for some help appraising my alto. Not looking to sell, just curious i guess. The bell has a large design on it with the words "C.G. Conn - LTD. Elkhart - Ind. U.S.A." across a banner. Right under the thumb hook it says: PATD Dec 8 1914 / 1119954 / A / M239672 / L / The slashes mean that it goes to a new line of text. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. by saxismyaxe
    (574 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: Help me appraise my C.G. Conn Alto

    Hi Jpticar, What you have is a 1930 Conn New Wonder Series II or early transitional model Alto sax. The Patd date is for the Haynes drawn tone hole manufacturing process, and not the date of the actual horn's "birth" so to speak. The "A" is a catalog code for "Alto" and the "L" for "Low Pitch", i.e. 440. These are desirable, pro vintage horns. Value will depend on the condition, finish etc. but you can expect AT LEAST a grand and up.

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    1. by jpticar
      (5 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: Help me appraise my C.G. Conn Alto

      cool. I took some pics and will post them up as soon as i have some time. The sax is in 100% working order and sounds great. Just gotta get all the tarnish off and it should be good as new.

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      1. by jpticar
        (5 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: Help me appraise my C.G. Conn Alto

        Here are some pics:

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        1. by jpticar
          (5 posts)

          6 years ago

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        2. by jpticar
          (5 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Help me appraise my C.G. Conn Alto

          dont know why its not working. I need to go out right now, ill try again later.

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        3. by saxismyaxe
          (574 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Help me appraise my C.G. Conn Alto

          If you email them to me, I'll be happy to take a look at it.

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