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Conn NW1 Alto Saxophone, ’26, 186XXX

Conn NW1 Alto Saxophone, ’26, 186XXX


Great value vintage alto.


Condition: In good used, and great playing condition.

Age: 1926

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. The New wonder series, version 1 and 2, were their predecessors and, although they are not as well known or sought after they offer a great value entrance into the world of vintage American saxophones.

In terms of ergonomics they feel very different to modern horns. They feel small 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 sound horns ever made. If you can get around the key-work you will be richly rewarded.

This one has the serial number 186XXX and was made in 1926. It is finished in its original silver plate which is in great condition. It benefits from a recent setup and has had some sugru key risers added by the previous owner to aid ergonomics. These are non permanent and could easily be removed if desired. 

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.

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