Both Paul and Brian are fellow Conn lovers, and this article would not have been possible without their help. Because I have left most of what Paul wrote intact with only minor editing, I have put his name next to sections for which he is mainly responsible. Some information may repeat between what I wrote and what he wrote, but trust me there is a ton of information here and the read is worth it if you are interested in Conn transitional altos! You really should click this photo and check it out in full resolution, maybe even make it your wallpaper. These transitional 6M saxophones can have a wide variety of features, in general evolving over time from configurations that are mostly identical to New Wonder Series II configurations to configurations that are almost identical to the eventual 6M model of that remained mostly unchanged until , when the rolled toneholes were discontinued. For altos, the serial number range of the transitional horns is roughly , to , give or take a few- which means from roughly to The bell keys switch from a split bell key design to left-hand design at about ,xxx. The last major feature to change over was the pinky table, which is a New Wonder II style albeit with a smooth rather than crosshatched G until about ,xxx.
The word technically refers to how easy it is to accomplish some task. In the world of saxophone science, it refers to how easy its to play certain keys. Key shape and position, lever design, and a host of other engineering decisions go into this.
Conn Saxophone Serial Number Listings. Note: From , the prefix number plus 50 gives you the year of manufacture. Date.
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These were the most eloborate Conn saxophones ever made with extravagant engraving and full pearl touches. Conn Connquerer was only made as alto and tenor saxes and is most related in design to the early 6M and 10M. Despite purchasing all of the assets of the Adolphe Sax Company in , Selmer did not start selling saxophones bearing the Adolphe Sax name until The last Adolphe Sax saxophone recorded in the Selmer Paris archives was sold in
Conn 10M tenor saxophone Origin: USA (Distributed in the UK by Lafleur, London) Guide price: Varies according to condition. Weight: Date of manufacture.
Saxophone Serial Numbers and Gallery. Any links will bring up pictures of past horn repair work, sold, inventory, personal horns or pictures from eBay. Conn DJH 90M soprano. The following information was compiled from serial number records which were not complete. Because of this, it is to be used as a guide or rough estimate of when a King or Cleveland model instrument was manufactured.
It does not pertain to those models which were marketed under the Gladiator, American Standard, or other trademarks. The popular King Super 20 may also have H. White engraving differed greatly in tone over the years. This allowed the metal thickness to be uniformed for each tone hole and now thinness in the body tubes.
The later horns were made in Japan with drawn toneholes. These later horns apparently sounded much different from earlier models and have a brighter tone. Martin was an immigrant from Germany in that year.
I am posting this for those of you curious as to what year or model your Conn saxophone might be. Here is the list with approx. There were only a few made. They are very rare
C.G. Conn Ltd., sometimes called Conn Instruments or commonly just Conn, is a former American manufacturer of musical instruments incorporated in It bought the production facilities owned by Charles Gerard Conn, a major figure in early manufacture of brasswinds and saxophones in A straight-necked Conn C-melody saxophone (New Wonder Series 2 dating.
The main thing you learn from serial numbers is the age of the instrument of course. Although the dates in these charts are reasonably accurate, there may be some discrepancies for various reasons. Here are a few things to bear in mind:. When advertising an instrument for sale, you will often see the serial number referred to as 36xxxx. It is rumoured that there is a scam, by which somebody who acquires your serial number can then claim the instrument is theirs. This may just be paranoia as I have never heard of this happening, nor can I understand how it could happen.
Ideally you should have a record of the serial number with your sales receipt and won your insurance details. A serial number can of course be used to identify a stolen instrument. If a seller does hide part of the number you may wonder if they are trying to hide the fact that it is stolen. In most cases the reason is for the one stated above, but it is always worth checking when buying an instrument.
Ask the seller privately for the number and do a search for that instrument. I will be adding more soon, as well as checking for accuracy and updating these with more historical and instrument information. More Audio and Video. Skip to content.
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I gallery wondering how much of the conn dating this removes from it. I am looking to dating these things, as I have a new mouth conn feed, and he prefers formula to reeds. The best I can make out from what the writing says is as follows:. Any other saxophone, such as what year it is from, would be helfpul. All the keys have mother of pearl on them, and there is an ornate floral conn on it. Conn Saxophone Serial Timeline I left out this part:.
Conn Saxophone Models Timeline Gallery a new wonder series 2 chu berry horn from ,value-wise look at ebay completed section Dave. I’m Soooooo confused! Its value depends greatly upon the answer. Trying to sell one of these is it an alto, a tenor, or a bari? Good luck! It’s serial number is.
A top-of-the-range pro horn from the s that maintains its status even today Of all the vintage saxes that come through the workshop, the 10M and its alto counterpart, the 6M ‘underslung really ‘does it for me’. I freely admit to being a fan of modern instruments – I like the slickness of the action, the free blowing feel, the relative neutrality of tone – something which many vintage horns lack.
This is no bad thing, if what they lack are the things you don’t much like in modern horns, but the 10M excels in that it combines the best of both worlds. It’s also known as the Ladyface, due to a portrait of a woman’s head engraved on the bell.
This is an old vintage C.G. Conn alto sax, serial number This is the Wonder Improved model, dating all the way back to about It is stamped simply.
Conn Ltd. It bought the production facilities owned by Charles Gerard Conn , a major figure in early manufacture of brasswinds and saxophones in the USA. Its early business was based primarily on brass instruments, which were manufactured in Elkhart, Indiana. During the s the bulk of its sales revenue shifted to electric organs. In the company was sold in bankruptcy to the Crowell-Collier-MacMillan publishing company. Conn was divested of its Elkhart production facilities in , leaving remaining production in satellite facilities and contractor sources.
The company was sold in and then again in , reorganized under the parent corporation United Musical Instruments UMI in Conn survived as a brand of musical instruments manufactured by Conn-Selmer , retaining several instruments for which it was known: the Conn 8D horn, 88H trombone, 62H bass trombone, 52BSP trumpet and the 1FR flugelhorn.