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by Wanhedaking
(2 posts)
1 month ago

Antique Sax Woes?

Hello everyone,,

I recently happened upon a vintage 1914 Conn alto on eBay. The seller mentions in the description that the instrument has some marks and is in pretty good condition. Barring a necessary re-padding, are there any issues common or unique to antique saxophones? Should I be worried about the tone or material integrity of the horn for it being 104 years old? Thanks.

the serial number (135,000) does check to 1914 but now I understand the myriad other problems it can face. Thank you so much!

 

 

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (395 posts)

    1 month ago

    Re: Antique Sax Woes?

    Your horn in question is from 1925.

    The 1914 date is just a patent date.

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  2. by Wanhedaking
    (2 posts)

    4 weeks ago

    Re: Antique Sax Woes?

    Hello everyone,,

     

    I recently happened upon a vintage 1914 Conn alto on eBay. The seller mentions in the description that the instrument has some marks and is in pretty good condition. Barring a necessary re-padding, are there any issues common or unique to antique saxophones? Should I be worried about the tone or material integrity of the horn for it being 104 years old? Thanks.

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    the serial number (135,000) does check to 1914 but now I understand the myriad other problems it can face. Thank you so much!



    Thank you my issue has been solved,...

     

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