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by vintagemode
(1 post)
12 years ago

1923 Conn tenor

this tenor has serial no.134198 (patent Dec 8 1914). On the bell, superimposed on the CONN insignia is a tiny stamped "notice" (for lack of a better term) which reads "EXCHANGED FOR NEW BUESCHER, ELKHART" followed by another serial no.2640 . Anyone out there have any idea what that means? The instrument, incidentally, has been overhauled in New Zealand, plays wonderfully, and has a gorgeous sound.

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  1. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    12 years ago

    Re: 1923 Conn tenor

    That's a Conn New Wonder series I tenor. I have a couple of them. They're not bad horns really. The intonation is pretty good, and they have a good sound. I have never seen one with a stamp like you are referring to. I'm guessing that there was a problem with the horn in the beginning, and that it was exchanged by the music store where it was puchased. It might have been sent back to the factory and serviced. I don't know why they found it necessary to "stamp" the horn though....that seems odd

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