Re: need advice
I currently play a Conn alto 254XXX. Sold my Mk. VI when this one came to me. I guess the short form is that the folks at the music store are full of prunes. The thing to do is ask around and find someone who knows their way around a vintage horn. Ask some local pros- they usually have a good idea who can handle that kind of job. And you're absolutely right about the tone- nothing quite like an old Conn!