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by historicsaxwhisperer
(400 posts)
5 months ago

What Type of Conn Would You Call This?

I have run across a Conn Tenor for sale locally in Cincinnati.

It is advertised as a 1967 Conn 10M.

My experience tells me the 10M stopped in 1962.

The seller tells me a small number of "10M"s were manufactured in Elkhart ,even after the Conn production was moved to Mexico. The seller has not given me a serial number, so I dont know.

It does look like a 16M with a 10M style neck and engraving.

 

Any experience with this version out there?

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  1. by mijderf
    (222 posts)

    5 months ago

    Re: What Type of Conn Would You Call This?

    You might check out this old thread by Connsaxman_Jim.  Somewhere in there he states that the 6M and 10M models were still made in Elkhart until they closed the factory in 1969.  I don't know if you remember this particular member, but he was known for his expertise on Conn horns.

    https://www.saxophone.org/forum/thread/id/2900/name/Conn+Saxophone+Models+Timeline

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    1. by historicsaxwhisperer
      (400 posts)

      5 months ago

      Re: What Type of Conn Would You Call This?


      You must have an excellent memory. That was a 14 year old post.

      Thanks for the info. That does explain it for me.

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      1. by mijderf
        (222 posts)

        5 months ago

        Re: What Type of Conn Would You Call This?

        I play a 1946 10M, and I ran across this time line information again about a year ago, and this time I archived it in my files.  Connsaxman_Jim was very active on this forum until about 9 years ago.  I spent just a little time searching for him online, but came up with nothing after that time period.  I sometimes wonder what happened to him.

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    2. by historicsaxwhisperer
      (400 posts)

      3 months ago

      Re: What Type of Conn Would You Call This?

      I ran across this in the Conn publication archive right here on this site.

      From 1972. It does in fact have the !0M and 16M in the same advertisement. And a wonderful 12m with the mercedez key guard still available in 1972. There is currently one of these 12m horns in Akron at a music store for 1199.00.

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    3. by goodDay14
      (2 posts)

      7 days ago

      Re: What Type of Conn Would You Call This?


      You must have an excellent memory. That was a 14 year old post.

      Thanks for the info. That does explain it for me.

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