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by starkey1979
(3 posts)
5 years ago

what do i have?

Hello i have a saxaphone that i can not find anything about its silver and says the liberty from n.y.conn co. Inc engraved on the bell and a stamp underneath that says exchanged for new buescher elkhart, ind 8935. And on the back it says PATD DEC 8 1914 1119954 c p5286 L

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  1. by GFC
    (794 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: what do i have?

    The "L" stands for low pitch, which means that it is playable to modern tuning standards.  The "C" means that it is a c-melody saxophone, a type that was sold in the 1920s.  Liberty was the "stencil" brand of the merchandiser, not the manufacturer.  It was produced by the Elkhart Band Instrument company, a consortium of Conn and Buescher.  There is very little demand for c-melody or stencil saxophones.  It might be a good horn for a casual player or a beginner.  

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