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by Saxmel
(4 posts)
4 years ago

Identifying a Conn Alto

Hi everyone,i have a conn alto sax which i am unable to identify so would really appreciate any advice,the serial number is M141146,this has an A above and L below which is presumable low pitch?the sax has rolled tone holes and engraved to the bell is Mde by C G Conn Ltd,Elkhart Ind U.S.A.the engraving is like petals or similar to fleur de lys.it appears to be laquer or gold finish,it plays beautifully i have to say though i am going to have it serviced shortly just to make it tip top. Thanks for reading. Saxmel

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  1. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    4 years ago

    Re: Identifying a Conn Alto

    That would be a Conn New Wonder from 1924-1925. The L does indicate low pitch. It could be either a Series I or Series II. (although a little early for a Series II) If it has the "nail file" G# key, that is typical of the series II.

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    1. by saxjunkie89
      (393 posts)

      4 years ago

      Re: Identifying a Conn Alto

      Ah, Jim, nice to see you back!

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    2. by Saxmel
      (4 posts)

      4 years ago

      Re: Identifying a Conn Alto

      Thankyou very much connsaman_jim,it does not have the "nail file" G# key,it appears to be smoothed,it does not have the tuner on the crook either.I can upload a picture or two if it helps. again,thanks ever so much!

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