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by mamafrica
(9 posts)
16 years ago

The conn 12m

Hi, is there anybody who knows anything about the baryton conn 12m thanks, Hugo

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  1. by mamafrica
    (9 posts)

    16 years ago

    Re: The conn 12m

    sorry alto not baryton...

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    1. by Dave Dix
      (421 posts)

      16 years ago

      Re: The conn 12m

      a 12m is a baritone sax, 6m is the alto.Whats the serial number? Dave

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      1. by mamafrica
        (9 posts)

        16 years ago

        Re: The conn 12m

        For the moment, The seller didn't send me but he said there was 159381. I think it's not very old so I really don't know what it is.But I suppose there are letters before and after the numbers but he didn't say me that. Thanks, mamafrica

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        1. by mamafrica
          (9 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: The conn 12m

          So, nobody can help me? Hey connsaxman, please help me!! No? ok...

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        2. by connsaxman_jim
          (2336 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: The conn 12m

          Can you email me a picture? Is this an ebay auction? Can you email me the link? I will look into it for you. Something just smells funny to me here. The Conn 12M is a baritone saxophone. The 6M is an alto. There are also the Directors models (14M, 18M and 20M) and a few others. That Serial number would indicate that the horn was made in 1925. If that were in fact true, it would be an early New Wonder Series II. It's possible that it is an older horn that has been relacquered, and the seller is confused about the model number. If it is in fact that old, it would also have Conn's December 1914 patent date engraved near the thumbrest, along with a letters to indicate both the pitch (A=alto, B=Baritone, C=C Melody, T=Tenor, S=Soprano) and tuning (L=low pitch, H=high pitch). High pitch instruments will not play in tune with todays (low pitch) instruments, so unless you're only intending to use the horn as a decoration or to make a lamp, I would not suggest a high pitch horn. Without seeing the horn, it's really hard to say. I've seen C Melodies advertised as Baritone horns or alto horns on ebay. Some people just have no idea what they have, or where to take it to find out. It could also be one of the later Director's model student horns. Send me some more info and I will take a look. Jim

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