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Exc Condition Original Silver Conn 6M 'Naked Lady' Alto Sax - Serial # 262012

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Our Price: $ 2,650.00

Product ID: 262012Conn6MAlto

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Very nice original silver plated C.G. Conn 6M alto sax, serial number 262012. This “naked lady” series alto, an early 6M dating to 1934, has been well cared for and recently repadded. It is a great old horn for players who love the classic American vintage jazz sound.

 

As you can see in the photos, the original silver plating remains in fantastic shape, with only light finish wear from a lifetime of use. The horn is also very straight physically. There’s one small dent right on top of the bottom bow curve; due to its location, attempting to take it out may do more harm than good, but it is small enough that it won’t affect play. A couple resolders here and there, but nothing serious. No major dents or past trauma anywhere to the body. The neck (original, with microtuner and double socket receiver) has a couple tiny pings that we will remove before shipping. All of the sax’s rolled tones holes remain in great shape.

 

This sax was repadded in the last year or so, using leather pads and flat metal disc resonators. To make sure it is tip-top leaving our shop, it will get a fresh pro set up from our repair shop. We’ll check all pads for level and replace all key adjustment corks/felts with premium material, making sure than the sax is in perfect regulation when the new buyer receives it.

 

This alto plays with a warm, slightly darker tone, with a very fast response. With a slightly spread tone, it takes your air quickly with little effort on the part of the player. Full and commanding from low Bb up into the palm keys. With all the great new horns on the market today, it is easy to overlook these classics, but when you play one, you are reminded how much they continue to stand out. This horn ships with two cases: its original (still in decent working order, but a bit musty smelling), and a newer Selmer Vanguard case with leather case cover, which the previous owner had custom fitted aftermarket so that it fits this horn perfectly.