CG Conn Vintage 1914 Nickel Silver Alto Saxophone
This woodwind is no longer for sale (sold on 2010-01-25)
Price : US $449.00
We Think We Know What This Sax is Worth... But We Are Believers in the True Auction Format, So We're Starting at $9.99 with NO RESERVE and We'll Let You Experts Establish Its Real Value.
Up for auction with no reserve is this fabulous vintage 1914 C.G. Conn Alto Saxophone. This saxophone is in teriffic condition. The nickel (or silver or nickel silver... not sure what is correct designation) plating while a bit soiled is complete and we can't see any areas where there are repairs or missing plating. There are no dents, dings, noticable scratches or distortions on the horn. All the mother-of-pearl is intact and all the pads are intact. Some of the pads appear to be newer indicating that the horn has been maintained. The horn is dirty, but if carefully cleaned would look like new without requiring restoration to the plating. The action on all keys seems to be smooth and correct but we are not sax players so we cannot be certain that it doesn't need adjustment. The front of the horn reads ''MADE BY, C.G. Conn, Ltd., ELKHART INC., U.S.A.'' The back reads ''PATD. DEC.8, 1914'' (The ''4'' appears to be double struck), ''1119954, A, M209120, L''. From what we can find on the internet, we believe this number indicates that is is a desirable ''M'' series horn (made in the early 1930's) with the ''A'' meaning Alto and the ''L'' i
This woodwind is sold (sold on 2010-01-25)
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