Conn 1936 ’26M’ Eb Alto, #275,xxx (Archived)

Conn 1936 '26M' Eb Alto, #275,xxx

Price: $SOLD
  • Year:  1936
  • Make:  Conn
  • Model: 26M
  • Status:  Sold!
  • Finish: Original Lacquer
  • Serial Number: 275,xxx
An excellent, original lacquer example of a highly sought after sax. Serial #275k puts it right at 1936. This horn was actually sold prior to arrival here because it was Scouted for a customer (a service that we offer). We located the sax from a client/collector in Mexico and helped the searching client in Texas, USA acquire it.

During the matchmaking, I was the mid-point for inspection and verification. Here was my picky review upon getting the sax:

I just finished a few playing passages on the 26M. It is a sweet sweet tone. It is not huge in tone, but a mellow singer. (this on my Woodwind Co., large chamber mouthpiece tip at 0.075")
-minor dings to the neck
-evidence of dent work on the bow(by C# pad).
-neckstrap ring repairs 1) the base was resoldered.
-neckstrap ring repairs 2) the loop has added metal from wear.
-/+ repairs to dented thumbhook. excellent repairs of dents, and any resolders.

+very clean pearls
+good repair work on the last repad. It was loved by the owner (he did the work).
+ZERO missing set-screws. Awesome!
+upgraded replacement case. (wood)
+no evidence of past swedging work

+++ a beautiful horn.

Pads = a modern tan pad, with slight-domed resos and rivet (like a modern Selmer, Jupiter...)

It was very enjoyable to play!

Sound Files on Conn 26M Altos:
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    ALTOs File: Conn26M(not rebuilt) vs. vintage Yamaha62 vs. Buescher BigB, Sound File 6-2011
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Item #:WWSTS27.0SES0.231.7-C30