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by hopereinert
(2 posts)
2 months ago

Is my C G Conn Authentic?

I help run a store and repair shop in my hometown and a member of our staff just bought a C.G.Conn LTD USA Alto Saxophone with a serial number of 166033 under the thumb rest. I can't find a modle number and the serial number layout isn't lining up with anything I thought it was going to be. The research I did said it was made in 1925/26 but there isn't much engraving on the bell either. I'm worried this isn't authentic and was hoping to get some help. 

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  1. by zapatista
    (1 post)

    2 months ago

    Re: Is my C G Conn Authentic?

    Pictures would be most helpful. That being said, I've never heard of or seen a "fake" or "counterfeit" Conn. Simply put, 99% of models aren't worth enough for someone to do counterfeits.

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    1. by hopereinert
      (2 posts)

      2 months ago

      Re: Is my C G Conn Authentic?

      Here are some pictures. Thank you.

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      1. by mijderf
        (265 posts)

        2 months ago

        Re: Is my C G Conn Authentic?

        This does look like a Conn alto, but the right hand F# key has a shape that looks like the ones they used in the 1970's and 80's.  Conn changed their serial number back to the range you stated around 1980.  I am not sure what model (maybe a DJH?).  But it does not look like a Conn from the 1920's.  

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