This C.G. Conn Silver C Soprano Saxophone Serial #M144831 is in mint condition. There is 98% of the original silver plating still on the horn and as you can see it just shines. It has just come back from the shop where it was polished and adjusted. The cork on the top is a little old but still fine and there is one very tiny dent on the back between the octave mechanism and the thumb button but other than that this horn is absolutely pristine. It comes with the original metal rivet pads, which are still in good condition. The engraving on the horn is leaves and flowers with the words “PAT DEC.8.1914. 1119954 C” followed by the serial number of “M144831” and the letter “L”. Further down are the words “MADE BY C.G. Conn Ltd ELKHART IND. U.S.A.” The serial number puts the manufacture year of this instrument at 1925 or 1926. This horn comes in the original case which is getting a little old and starting to come apart a little at the seam but everything still locks and carries fine; there is a “C.G. Conn” badge on the top of the case. Keep in mind that C sopranos are all notorious for having flat middle C’s and this one is no exception. Many older horns may have notes that play flat or sharp and you just have to know your horn. It plays very well up and down the register with a light lyric sound that is synonymous with C sopranos.
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