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Vintage C.G. Conn Original Silver Plate 10M Naked Lady Tenor, Serial #289251

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Conn Naked Lady Tenor - Silver Plate
 
This is a vintage original silver plate C.G. Conn 10M “Naked Lady” tenor saxophone, serial number 289251. The serial number of the saxophone places its manufacturing birthday from 1940. These tenors showcase all of the great Conn features including rolled tone holes, front F, trill G#, funnel neck octave pip and the iconic “Naked Lady” engraving on the bell. This particular horn is also in original silver plating with a gold wash bell flare. It was also stamped USA for the United States Navy. An additional stand out feature is the pearl inlay on the octave key. We believe this is an original add on feature added to the horn for a special order to the Navy. 
 
This Conn tenor previously belonged to a long time jazz musician and if it could talk would have plenty of stories about past performances. As the pictures show best, it has been some time since it has seen any servicing. As such it is currently in line in our shop awaiting a mechanical overhaul and a much needed silver clean. The Saxquest professional overhaul will include a complete disassemble, cleaning, silver polish and reassemble with precise key fitting and thorough key regulation. When complete it will be in perfect playing condition with a new set of Valentino premium pro pads, metal domed resonators, new corks, felts and a fresh set of springs. 
 
While it is not the prettiest horn in the shop the physical body is in solid condition. The body tube and bell are in nice shape as is all of the rolled tone holes. The sax does still have the original trill G# key attached. Looking over the sax very carefully there is a very small area on the bow cap that was slightly pushed in but the integrity of the bow is still in fine condition. There was a previous re-solder to the octave key guide on the upper part of the body tube. The vast majority of the silver finish is intact but you some areas do show where the silver has worn down to the bare brass. This saxophone does include the original neck in great condition. It does not show any history of being pulled down in the past. 
 
Once this saxophone is complete in our shop we will post a fresh set of photos. Please take a look at the current spread of photos and let us know if you have any questions. You can send in a product question or contact us directly at zac@saxquest.com