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by jazz_beau
(3 posts)
3 months ago

want to value a tenor saxophone

I have acquired a tenor saxophone and would like to know the value of it. 
It is a Conn Saxophone. It looks a bit worn but seems to be in good condition for how old we think it is. It plays well. 
It is a brass/gold tenor and has mother of pearl finger buttons. 

It is in an Armstrong case (unsure if this has anything to do with the brand etc) 

Would be very helpful if anyone knows saxophones well enough to help
Thanks 

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (581 posts)

    3 months ago

    Re: want to value a tenor saxophone

    conn made saxophone for 75 years.

    There should be some numbers engraved by the lower thumb rest.

    That would be a good start.

    Or research it yourself here.

    https://www.saxophone.org/museum/saxophones/manufacturer/13

     

    Good Luck

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    1. by jazz_beau
      (3 posts)

      3 months ago

      Re: want to value a tenor saxophone

      Hello, 
      the serial number i found was N 96092 

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      1. by historicsaxwhisperer
        (581 posts)

        3 months ago

        Re: want to value a tenor saxophone

        I believe that is from the 70s and made in Mexico.

        https://cafesaxophone.com/threads/anyone-know-the-conn-director-or-shooting-star-alto-sax-from-the-50s.9624/

        Conn's place in the market was deteriorarting at that time.

        The Mexican horns are supposedly a much cheaper made instrument than those before.

        It probably has ribbon and stars engraving on the bell and does not say

        USA, because it is made in mexico. 

        It does not have a lot of value, but maybe 300 to 400 dollars.

         If it does not fit that description, someone else will have to give you their input.

         

        Good Luck.

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        1. by jazz_beau
          (3 posts)

          3 months ago

          Re: want to value a tenor saxophone

          hello, yes this fits the description. Thanks so much for your help 

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