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by thekidd
(10 posts)
17 years ago

Conn 16M and 1925 Buescher True Tone

The guy that has these is willing to give me both for $570. Is it worth it? This seems to be the best way for me to get both a tenor to start playing on, and upgrade my alto. Any thoughts?

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  1. by Radjammin
    (255 posts)

    17 years ago

    Re: Conn 16M and 1925 Buescher True Tone

    Well as both of those horns sell for more then that separately, I would say so... What year is the 16M? or just list the serial number and we can tell you. Woot! Old saxes changing hands! Treat them good, remember your just the keeper till you sell them to someone else! An important note: I guess I have to ask, how is the body, really all that causes value to go down is dents or soder work. Pads can be replaced, of course you would have to pay for that above the asking price.

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    1. by thekidd
      (10 posts)

      17 years ago

      Re: Conn 16M and 1925 Buescher True Tone

      The Conn is a 1963. The bodies of both are in good shape, no dents or solder work. Wasn't sure if this was an ok year on the Conn or not, but I figured for the price and since this will be the first time i've touched a tenor for more than handing it to someone else it would be a good place to start.

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      1. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        17 years ago

        Re: Conn 16M and 1925 Buescher True Tone

        Is it worth it? Well, the 16M is a great horn, and that model would have been built in Elkhart, Indiana. The Buescher True Tones were a great sax in their day, and have a sweet tone. 1963 was still a pretty good year for Conn. Even if they need some work, pads, etc, that's a very good price for both horns. The Buescher alone is probably worth that if it is in good shape. The Conn 16M wouldn't be worth quite as much, but they play very well and have a nice tone.

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        1. by thekidd
          (10 posts)

          17 years ago

          Re: Conn 16M and 1925 Buescher True Tone

          Thanks for the help everyone. I went ahead and told him I would take them both.

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