West Yorkshire Woodwind

Conn 10m Tenor Saxophone, ’36, 275XXX

Conn 10m Tenor Saxophone, ’36, 275XXX


Steve Crow ‘conn-version’

Condition: In great used, and great playing condition.

Age: 1936

C.G. Conn Ltd made some of the finest saxophones in the world prior to the USA joining WW2 in 1941. The most famous of these were the M series, 6m alto, 10m tenor, and 12m baritone. These saxes were played by some of the all time greats including Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, and Gerry Mulligan to name just a few.  

In terms of ergonomics they feel very different to modern horns. They feel small, fast, and compact under the fingers and do take a bit of getting used to. However; they sound amazing. They are, in my opinion, some of the finest sounding horns ever made. If you can get around the key-work you will be richly rewarded.

This one has the serial number 275XXX and was made in 1936. It has been re-lacquered at some stage in its life but the engraving is still pretty visible. It has had a full overhaul and rebuild by sax legend Steve Crow. This included a selection of key modifications to make it a bit more modern under the fingers as well as striping the lacquer. It feels amazing under the fingers and makes a huge noise as you would expect from a horn of this era. 

As with all of our instruments, trials are both recommended and encouraged. Please book an appointment or get in touch if you would like any more information. This horn is a sale on commission instrument for a customer.

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