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by flor2811
(1 post)
1 year ago

Alto saxophone Conn Shooting star

I have a CONN shooting star M453xx - what year was it made? and where? What are your thoughts? thanks u all!

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  1. by GFC
    (842 posts)

    1 year ago

    Re: Alto saxophone Conn Shooting star

    The "M" prefix puts its production date during 1969 in Nogales, Arizona.  It was a student horn made well into Conn's declining days as a saxophone manufacturer. Conn was acquired by Crowell-Collier MacMillan Publishing under bankruptcy that year.  Not the best student horn of its time, but not the worst either.

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