Conn 10M Original Silver Plated Naked Lady Tenor Sax Serial #311959. This is a great vintage C.Conn 10M Naked Lady Tenor in original silver plate, serial number 311959. If you are looking for a great playing 10M with a darker sound this one is going to be hard to pass up. The last owner played it regularly while keeping it professionally maintained. It has all of the classic Conn features including Naked Lady engraving and rolled tone holes. This one also shows off the original pearl rollers on both the right and left hand table keys. As a player it takes the air in super quick and has a tremendous free blowing response. This is the type of horn that can flourishes in a smoky ballad setting just as easily as it can be pushed hard for lots of power and projection.
These horns are especially ideal for anyone who is really into the fat tenor sound of the 1940's and early 50's. The robust open sound of these horns also makes them great for use in modern rock and blues. Getting a high level of volume and power is not going to an issue with this horn. The physical body of the saxophone is in great shape with over 90% original silver coverage.
Its gold washed bell flare is also quite striking. The tenor shows history of being an actively played instrument but has never seen any major repair or trauma. The body tube, bow and bell are in great shape.
The bow cap was very slightly pushed in at some point in the past. All of the key guards on the sax are in great condition.
This saxophone does include the original neck. The neck has a few hard to see blemishes from a few smaller dings being removed in the past but it has never been pulled down. This tenor was set up in the Saxquest shop in late 2019 and is still playing up a storm. All of the leather pads and flat oversized metal resonators are in great shape.
Something to also be noted about this horn is that it has some pretty nifty aftermarket touches that make the playing experience better. It has a neck strap ring bar added so that the horn sits lower when played. This is done because the factory conn strap ring is placed such that when played, the neck sits at a much different angle than a Selmer or a modern horn. The added bar alleviates that and makes it more familiar feeling to play if you aren't accustomed. Another add-on is the thumb rest.Factory Conns came with a metal thumb rest that is non adjustable and can be very uncomfortable for some. The previous owner added a black plastic Selmer style thumb rest to the instrument that includes an adjustment screw. Do not miss out on this exceptional Naked Lady tenor sax! Ships in perfect playing condition! Please see the stated policies on our website for more details. Conn 10M Original Silver Plated Naked Lady Tenor Sax Serial #311959" is in sale since Friday, March 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones".com" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.