This is a rare factory gold-plated Conn straight neck C Melody with full pearls and exquisitely engraved bell. It has a rich, resonant, vibrant sound and a solid center, slightly more focused.
The gold plating is in excellent condition with very little normal wear throughout. Other than a few minor scratches here and there, the plating is beautiful. There are no major dents and no soldering. This sax is in truly beautiful condition. Pads are older standard leather pads with rivets. These pads are still in playable condition. However, the sax will need a repad in the near future. Sax has original straight neck with the tuning adjuster on the end.
Conn straight neck C Melodys are available, but this is one of the few C Melodys of its kind. It is truly one of the the rarest of C Melodys. The engraving is exquisite and covers the entire bell. Each key has pearl inlay where the hands touch the instrument. This is truly a collectors horn.
This is a fantastic blowing rare, factory gold plated straight neck C Melody in outstanding condition. Truly a rare find. Sax is in the original Conn case.