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by codysax
(2 posts)
2 weeks ago

C.G. CONN - Trying to find model

I recently picked up this Sax at a garage sale and haven't been able to find a lot of information on it. It's working pretty well short of a couple bad pads and I'm trying to find what the model is/age etc to see if its worth fixing up.

 

Info on the sax:

MADE BY

C.G.CONN

ELKHART - INII

U.S.A

 

PATD DEC.8.1914

1119954

C

123998

L

WILLIAMS WINNIPEG

 

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (342 posts)

    2 weeks ago

    Re: C.G. CONN - Trying to find model

    1923 Conn straight neck C melody with a tunable neck.

    Neither an alto in Eflat or a Tenor in B flat.

    A productof the 1920s when all people had to do was sing at the piano in a parlor.

    Keyed to play along with piano music.

     

    There is some interest in todays music. They are thebest made C melodys you can get.

    Value as is around 275. There are a lot of them out there.

    Refurbished value around 850 in todays market.

    IF it has the neck, the case, and the mouthpiece.

    Good Luck!

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    1. by codysax
      (2 posts)

      2 weeks ago

      Re: C.G. CONN - Trying to find model

      Thank you so much!

      Yes it came with everything and the original case. I played it a bit before I purchased it.

      I will invest the money in new pads and tuning it up. It has a great sound :)


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      1. by historicsaxwhisperer
        (342 posts)

        2 weeks ago

        Re: C.G. CONN - Trying to find model

        The old Conn C melodys do best with true conn res-o-pads.

        It has rolled tone holes, and the pads are designed for such designed  old conns.

        They are just like what is on it, but will have a metal resonator and be brown.

        In my opinion, the conn straight neck C melodys are wonderful horns. Not a big resale value, so fix it up for your own enjoyment.

        Good Luck.

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