Conn curious Part 2
Having had the forum clear up my queries regarding what I now know be my old 'New Wonder', I'm hoping you can do the same regarding my 6M (pics attached).
I'm pretty sure this horn may have been 'cobbled together' or, if I'm feeling chartitable, 'customised'. For a start I have been told that Conn never made a 'silver' 6M with lacquer keys which would seem to be bourne out by the fact that the neck's underslung octave key isn't. Secondly, I don't think the neck is original either. Apart from the ham-fisted engraving (why would anyone do that?), there is evidence that someone has deliberately polished out some identifying marks at the base, under the octave key. The body of the horn is in very good condition though and the action smooth too. The 'Microtuner' mechanism works well although there is a little 'play' which I suppose is only to be expected. I'm not too fussed about the cosmetics but I would like the neck to be right. If my suspicions are right how much of a mission would this be to rectify?