Conn 1932 ‘6M’ Eb Alto, Silver #251k

1932 Conn 6M "Naked Lady" Alto

Price: Now $2,499.00
  • Year:  1932
  • Make:  Conn
  • Model: 6M
  • Status:  For Sale!
  • Finish: Silver Plate
  • Serial Number: 251,xxx

Naked Lady Transitional era: Serial #251,xxx. These have a cult following as the first of the Naked Lady run. The body is in great overall shape. It has Rolled Tone Holes and the fine tuning neck adjuster. It is worth mentioning that I say a few toneholes (not all) that show some signs of mild filing. the entire 'roll' is intact though, so I'm not worried about any of that.  Other than the evidence of messy pad glue, there are no past repairs or damage to mention. What a beauty! It has the rarer, satin/shiny finish. This is the older era before the Stamp VIII (which, by the way may symbolize the 8th roller that was added to the LH pinky cluster).

On arrival it had that 'golden lacquer' finish at 60%. That was actually protecting the silver! So with lots of silver under-plating visible it was proper to strip that off and restore back to the silver look. There is only a little brass showing at the rubbing points on the bell guards.

At my first inspection via email photos, I believed this is a rare perma-gold example, obviously not gold plated -- that unusual finish is mostly attributed to SMLs, model: Revision D (1950s). It is an odd thing to see on a Conn. While discussing it with a few SOTW (Sax on the web) forum guys, it became apparent that it was definitely a lacquer over the top, I did leave this as it arrived for a long time just in case a buyer preferred it. I agreed with [BB] on the discussion and we decided to strip off the lacquer to regain the beautiful luster.

CASE: It arrived in old wood case that is in good condition and functional shape--double-pack case for [metal?] clarinet. It fits well in that, but of course we can discuss upgrading this to a new Protec case for a discounted price when purchased at the same time. These do fit well in the Protec XL, molded case.

REBUILD: It is getting a Full Rebuild ($869) with seamless flat metal resos ($45) on Saxgourmet, Black Kangaroo pads($89) and natural cork mostly throughout with some subtle touches of felt, ultrasuede and WWS Premium upgrades. We'll leave the strong, steel needle springs installed.

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Item #: WWS0S7.5S0.00.531.2-C0919