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by kakel60
(2 posts)
4 years ago

Pan American Alto Sax

Hi, my son just bought an old sax from Goodwill for $99.  He figured he could make it wall art.  Tried shining it up to be able to read it.  This is what I came up with:

PID
Dec. 8, 1914
1119954
A
P10689


Would appreciate any knowledge about this model and if it is worth the cost of repairing to a playable condition.
Thank you.

 

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  1. by JonHuff
    (77 posts)

    4 years ago

    Re: Pan American Alto Sax

    Pan-American was a student line of instruments made by the parent company Conn. They are ok horns, similar to the equivalent Conn of their era but lacking rolled tone holes. But not worth putting a lot of money into, unless you can get a repad done really cheap. The patent date was stamped on all those horns, A is for alto sax and L is for low pitch (A=440), but the serial number P10689 doesn't really tell you when it was made, as the Pan-Am horns did not follow Conn's number system. 

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    1. by kakel60
      (2 posts)

      4 years ago

      Re: Pan American Alto Sax

      Thank you for responding.  I will let my son know so he can decide what he wants to do.

       

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