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by lenny s
(5 posts)
9 years ago

C.G. Conn Advice

Could any one advise me of what a fair price for a C.G. Conn mid 1920's. stamp sais Elkhart Ind USA not sure of model. apparently still plays well no dents and pads O.K I am looking at buying it. your feedback would be appreciated.. Urgent response required.

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  1. by lenny s
    (5 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: C.G. Conn Advice

    not sure if this also helps but it is stamped PATD DEC 8 1914 III9954 C 113342 H

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    1. by mega band geek
      (60 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: C.G. Conn Advice

      I'm no Conn expert by any means, but I'm under the impression that anything with a "C" stamped on it is a C-Melody sax. Not sure though...

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      1. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: C.G. Conn Advice

        What you have is strictly a wall piece or something to make a lamp out of. It is a C Melody. C Melodys, although they are becoming more collectable, are not particularly valuable, but your horn is in high pitch. That is what the H in the serial number represents. That means that this horn is not compatable with instruments made today and will not play in tune with them. Low Pitch became the standard in the 1940's. Only a few of these early saxophones was high pitch. Unfortunately, yours just happens to be one of the few.

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        1. by connsaxman_jim
          (2336 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: C.G. Conn Advice

          Oh, I see, you don't own it but you're looking at buying it. DON'T BUY IT!!!! MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ONE!

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