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by JeremyA
(28 posts)
16 years ago

vintage conn

I have an alto sax made by conn and I am trying to find out what model it is. The serial number is 537708 and is says C G Conn Ltd Elkhart on the bell. Please let me know if you can identify this sax for me.

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  1. by definition
    (963 posts)

    16 years ago

    Re: vintage conn

    thats 1955, probably a 6M(the pro model - very nice)

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    1. by connsaxman_jim
      (2336 posts)

      16 years ago

      Re: vintage conn

      Does it have an engraving of music notes with a lady in a pentagon engraved on the bell? Does it have the octave key mounted on the bottom side of the neck? If so, it is a 6M. Otherwise, it would be one of the first Director's models.

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      1. by JeremyA
        (28 posts)

        16 years ago

        Re: vintage conn

        It does not have any engraving on the bell but the the words C G Conn LTD. I have not looked at the sax in a while, but I think I remember that the octave key was on the top of the neck. From what you have said I think it is an early Director model. I have been given an offer to buy this sax from a guy I know for $350. Do you think it is still worth the money if it is not a 6M?

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        1. by connsaxman_jim
          (2336 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: vintage conn

          If it's in good shape, it's well worth $350. The earlier Directors models were great horns. They are modeled after the Conn Pan American horns. They have a good sound and a nice, fast action. My first alto was a 1963 Directors model and it was a great horn.

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