1942 Conn 10M Tenor
a rare classic from Sarge's Collection:
- Year: 1942
- Make: Conn
- Model: 10M
- Status: SOLD
- Finish: Original Lacquer
- Serial Number: 306,843
Via Sarge's words: A prime era 10m in original lacquer, S# 306,843. the thing is 30-m's and 10-m's are so different , i felt like i need to have both... the 30m is more of a jazz horn and the 10m works better for my rockin' R&B stuff. It has never seen any notable body damage, although some minor dents may have been rolled out before i got her. Rolled tone holes, Naked Lady engraving. The neck is slightly pulled down, i corrected that and eventually i will do a Conn Style Premium Rebuild, with Saxgourmet Kangaroo pads and flat metal resonators. The premium upgrade, with Teflon and Ultrasuede, will really do a lot to smooth out the action on her.
Chadd comments: This one is a real screamer. Setup with oversized flat metal resonators, and the Black Saxgourmet Roo pads. Just the real deal here, everything you'd expect from the fable of 10M's.
Originally, I got to sell this to a friend of Sarge's/mine. I had the rare opportunity to by her back and list her again through WWS; it's only fitting.
Historical Update: The sax is in the setup that Sarge put on it. They last owner did gig with the sax and take her out to the honky-tonks where she blew the doors down -- through the smokey venues etc. My hint there is to note that I have done my very best to treat the sax and case for odor removal and I can say that I removed 85%+ of the odor that it came in with. If I never admitted this, you probably wouldn't have known. I think the only person could tell would have a tobacco allergy. But, WWS is all about honest sales and helping you get a great sax to love and enjoy. I personally have a very sensitive nose and can't stand smoke smells. This sax passes my critiques now.
PADS/etc: Treat this like Consignment Sale, that WWS did the work a few years ago. I will tune her up with any small adjustments, get some oils in the rods, and she'll woo the next crowds in from of you.
Sound files to enjoy; actual sax on Tracks 1, 2, 3...