Conn 1966 'Late 10M' Tenor
- Year: 1966
- Make: Conn
- Model: 10M
- Status: For Sale!
- Finish: Lacquer 60%
- Serial Number: H42,09x
An affordable 10M - Yeah Buddy! Don't knock on the 60s era 10M too harshly. It still sounds like a 10M, but the snobs will overlook this horn. Trust me, it's good but obviously is no match against a 10M from 1935-42($3000-4500 duh). Previously rebuilt at WWS by the master, Sarge; this sax was owned by a friend who had a stable of saxes to rotate between. Thus, the pads didn't get worn out much considering the rebuild was from a few years ago. We took the sax back in on trade and it still played effortlessly down through the sax.
Cosmetics to mention - Neck: The photos will show most of the wear and tear of the years. I actually recall Sarge working on the neck to bring it back to life!!!(many days of dent work.) This neck is great for playing! wow, it has a crispness and tone for the airflow (my voodoo idea) that is like the golf ball effect - dented brass speeds up airflow. How do I know? We tested another pretty neck.
***At the time of this posting, I have a second neck (pretty) for sale with or without this sax. The pretty neck is more mellow, less punchy. Think of modern saxes with the silver neck vs the lacquer one. The dented one is like the silver neck tone. I couldn't believe it, but it's true.
SOUND: This one is [that 10M tone but with the '60s reputation]. (I'm trying to say that it still sounds like a Conn 10M, but it's not the $3,000+ crisp/resonant-tone that comes from the 1930s/40s... This one is 25+ years later!)
PADS: the setup is a WWS Rebuild (Sarge did in 2008 or so) tan pads on 50% flat resos with rivet (similar to Conn originals). The pads have a ton of life left on them; expect little to no problems over the next 1-5 years.
CASE: a very nice square case (looks like a Selmer).
Sound Files on Conn 10Ms:
- 1.TENORs-3x--Selmer SBA 53k, Selmer Mark VI 108k, Conn 10M 295k on a 1960s Dukoff D8 nickel-plated brass2:37