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by jestervr
(1 post)
8 years ago

Conn 16M - Can't find when it was made

I picked up a 16M Conn tenor sax for my girlfriend at an antiques shop today for 200.00. I can't find anything specifically saying what year the sax is from, but I'm hoping it's pre Nogales days. The serial code is H79815. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. by saxismyaxe
    (575 posts)

    8 years ago

    Re: Conn 16M - Can't find when it was made

    Yours was made in 1966, at the old Best Manufacturing Plant in Nogales, AZ. Conn moved production of their student line of horns (such as your "Director" model) in 1959, so only the earliest in the series were made in Elkhart, IN. It is still likely better than most "MEXICO" manufactured and marked so called Mexi-Conns of later vintage.

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