Conn 1936 '26M' Eb Alto, #275,xxx
- Year: 1936
- Make: Conn
- Model: 26M
- Status: Sold!
- Finish: Original Lacquer
- Serial Number: 275,xxx
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")
VERY PICKY INSPECTION:
-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:
- 2.ALTOs File: Conn26M(not rebuilt) vs. vintage Yamaha62 vs. Buescher BigB, Sound File 6-20112:15