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by Jasper
(2 posts)
16 years ago

Conn Transitional serial number

I have a Conn Transitional LowPitch Alto. -gold laquer -plain engraving -LH Bell Key Design -New Wonder style octave key (not a underslug) The serialnumber is 253xxxA. Does anyone knows what this 'A' is doing after the 6-digit serial number?

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  1. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    16 years ago

    Re: Conn Transitional serial number

    A is for Alto.

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    1. by Dave Dix
      (421 posts)

      16 years ago

      Re: Conn Transitional serial number

      Jim , its not like you to make a mistake , the A before and above the serial number is for alto. The A after the number has been debated before without a definate answer , i personally think it could be because they stamped the same number on two horns so they added the A but thats only a guess.This letter is quite common on saxophones from conn around this time, either they had a dumb stamper or its for another reason like experimental batch Dave

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      1. by Jasper
        (2 posts)

        16 years ago

        Re: Conn Transitional serial number

        Thanks, could be it... My guess was something like 'special order'. My alto has a 'New York style' neck. So maybe the buyer had his instrument 'custom made' and therefore they added the 'A' ?? Jasper (Holland)

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        1. by Sax Mom
          (964 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: Conn Transitional serial number

          Could "A" be "alternate style"?

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        2. by connsaxman_jim
          (2336 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: Conn Transitional serial number

          I guess I didn't read that question carefully. I thought it was a strange question considering you knew everything else about your horn! I THINK Sax Mom is probably correct. The A after the serial number most likely represents that it is an experimental or alternet key configuration.

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