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by jsteinbauer
(1 post)
7 years ago

Need Info on C. G. Conn Alto Sax

I now own my father's alto sax that he played for over 70 years until his death in 2002 at the age of 90. He played it in high school and the rest of his life. It is green but I cannot find a serial number. C. G. Conn, ltd Elkhart Ind, USA is engraved on the front of the sax but I can find no other markings. I do have photos if that will help identify the year and possible value. Thanks

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  1. by dgallego
    (27 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Need Info on C. G. Conn Alto Sax

    try doing a carbon rubbing on the back above the thumb support. (about mid body) there should be some stampings. Do the same on the bell. Just take a piece of white printer paper and lay it on the part then take a pencil or charcoal stick and lightly rub the paper. That may help you read those numbers. If it is a conn may be a New wonder or New wonder 2. Does it have a microtuner on the neck?

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