Re: 1956 Conn 6M Alto Sax
Yes, I have Conn "M" Artist series horns from 1933 to 1967, although most are 10M tenor and 12M Baritone models. The post 1947 non rolled tone hole model "ladyface" Conn's aren't as desirable from a collectors point of view, but make great players none the less. You will find this Pro model to excell in all regards not withstanding the lesser value price wise. I would recommend a large bore, low baffle vintage design mouthpiece for this horn , such as a Meyer, vintage Runyon, OTTO LINK (Hard Rubber in the case of the Alto, Metal pieces don't seem to work the same on Alto's as they do on Tenor withen the same model MP) etc. As I mentioned earlier, the snob appeal of the earlier model "Ladyface" horns among collectors tends to overshadow these later vintage horns, but I can assure you from experience with just about every vintage incarnation of this horn, these post rolled tone hole horns are terrific players, and pro horns all the way. Along with The Martin Committee horns, you will find them to be the BEST value for the money in a Professional, great playing vintage Saxophone. Enjoy your great sounding/playing Conn 6M!