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by sax_braswell
(22 posts)
10 years ago

Conn Rocket Elkhart??

Has anyone ever heard of the Rocket alto saxophone? Made in Elkhart. Serial number 23518. I saw it on ebay and I cannot find any info on such a beast.

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  1. by definition
    (963 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Conn Rocket Elkhart??

    You might be confused with the shooting star model... Get Jim in 'ere, hes quite an expert on Conns it seems

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  2. by Haanzig
    (11 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: Conn Rocket Elkhart??

    I have a "Rocket" Alto serial no.21781  . I was told that it was made by Buescher who was an employee of C.G.Conn from 1875-1894 . He was a foreman for them from 1888 till he formed his own company in 1894 . However , I've come to a DEAD END re:verification of the clearly labeled "Rocket  Elkhart,Ind. " labelling . Your's is the only other mention I've found with a 5digit serial number in that range . The store I patronize told me when I brought mine in for some work , that a similar horn came in for work @ the same time mine was there , and as I recall ,when my dad bought it for me 2nd hand back in the early 70's , he called it a "Conn Rocket" I know your post was from 8yrs ago , But did you ever find out anymore about the "Rocket" ? 

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    1. by Saxquest
      (317 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: Conn Rocket Elkhart??

      Could you post a photo of your sax here? That would give us a better understanding of exactly what you have. Thanks!

      Cheers,
           Mark Overton
           www.saxquest.com

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      1. by Haanzig
        (11 posts)

        2 years ago

        Re: Conn Rocket Elkhart??

        I'll take some photos & fwd to you as soon as I can

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