For sale is an absolutely stunning Conn transitional 6m alto saxophone with the fully engraved Sun Goddess Art Deco scene!
This horn is a prime golden era Conn serial #247xxx.
This variant of horn is one of the rarest, most desirable Conn engraved variants out of the whole Conn fleet.
For an extremely rare time at the very end of the New Wonder II run and just prior to the official kick off of the 6m model the Conn saxophones under went tons of changes and experimenting. These transitional horns transitioned out of one model into the next.
During this short time you could find features from both horns on these transitional horns in different combos of features and what not.
During this said time was also the extremely rare period when Conn was engraving with Art Deco style engravings!
Centered around a Sun Goddess engraved, the bell features extremely ornate Art Deco style engraving that reaches a huge scene on the bell! This exact engraving pattern is truly one of the rarest to find.
There also exsists a much more simpler variant Art Deco engraved scene that you can find... This is not that, this is the much more ornate deluxe Art Deco scene thats truly stunning!
This exact engraving is extremely extremely rare, but if it does pop up in can come in different variants. Most typically this engraving pattern is found with a body that still has the split bell keys, older New Wonder II style neck and body which is less desirable... This is not that!
This horn is at the very end when the horn is essentially a 6m with some quirky features such as the adjustable thumb rest, fancy engravings etc!
This horn is being sold as not working, for parts and will require a complete mechanical overhaul and pad job.
The pads are extremely old and mostly original to the horn. That being said the horn has been fully setup on the older pads and is playing great on its older pads.
If you are looking for a horn to gig on, record on, play everyday then its recommended to get a full overhaul and pad job. If you are more of a weekend type player or buying for your collection and prefer not to spend on an overhaul, the horn and key work is currently sitting in a great place fully setup playing on its older pads!
This saxophone it has its fair share of scratches, knicks, dings, dents, fleabites, repair marks, metal wear of various color and other anomalies associated with such an old antique.
This saxophone has had a long life. Its possible this horn is a relacquer or was sprayed with a clear lacquer, or spot sprayed at some point after the factory. Or perhaps possible at one point a repair tech cleaned the horn with some kind of abrasive chemical that gave the horn its current look.
There were only a few hundred of these Conns with this engraving pattern ever made.
This saxophone comes with its age appropriate purple lined Conn case and metal end plug!
Its not everyday a Conn like this comes to market. If you have been looking for a unique piece please buy and pay confidently we will ship ASAP upon payment!