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by mike235
(2 posts)
10 years ago

Vintage Conn C melody

I have a Conn C melody saxaphone that I think is from 1913. The serial # is 25731. It doesnt have any major dents or dings but needs overhauled. Any ideas of what it may be worth?

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  1. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Vintage Conn C melody

    The Conn Straight-neck C Melody saxophones with a microtuner neck manufactured 1922 and after are the most valuable. The curved neck models generally do not bring as much money. Yours would be worth more for 2 reasons; one, it was made before the sale of Conn to C.D. Greenleaf, and two, most likely it has a union label stamp. I would keep this horn as original as possible and I wouldn't put a lot of money into it. If you are looking for a C Melody sax to play, I would search Ebay for one of the later straight neck Conns.

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    1. by mike235
      (2 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Vintage Conn C melody

      Thank you for your reply. Im basically looking to sell the sax, and wondering how much to ask for it.

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      1. by sax_maniac
        (984 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Vintage Conn C melody

        If the body is in good shape but it needs a repad and overhaul, I would accept any offer $200 or above, generally. Send me pictures and close ups and I can narrow it down plus or minus. The condition of the springs and action is crucial on really old horns and can add significant time to it's restoration if they require replacement.

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