Conn 26M VIII ´Connqueror´

This is the famous Conn 26M VIII 'Connquerer' alto sax, in almost new condition! Definitely a relacquer, but extremely well done. This one has nickel plated keywork. These are very free blowing horns! Lots of power, fast ergonomic keywork and a full sound. The VIII model is the best of the best and can withstand all tests with any saxophone. Highly sought after and still played by professional players these days..... Not that many were made. This one can be dated to mid 1940, around the start of WW2 in Europe.Condition : Overhauled by previous owner in 2005. This horn is in very good condition, without damage. Just have a look at the pictures : no dents, no repairs, only 2 minor dings. The rolled tone holes are in original condition. The neck has the VIII mark as well and fits perfectly. Micro tuner is fully functional. The nickel plated keywork is in perfect condition, without wear. Beautiful crisp-sharp engraving, both on the bell and at the serial number area. Very hard to find a 26M in this condition...Warranty : as-is condition : no warranty.Level : professional.Body : Lacquer : professional relacquer.Condition : almost mint.Visual : 2 minor dings.Repairs : none.Engraving : sharp Ladyface engraving.Keywork : Nickel plated.Condition : Almost mint.Pads : very good condition.Neck : Lacquered, with nickel plated octave key.Condition : very good, no damage or pulldown.Features : Rolled tone holes / Double socket neck / microtuner / VIII identification.Case : Original brown leather case, with Conn logo.Case condition : good / normal wear and tear.History : From first owners family in West Haven, Connecticut USA. Bought new in 1940, played by a professional musician. Overhauled in 2005, then stored away.

Price: 2895 EUR

Brand: Conn

Category: Alto

Seller Location: The Netherlands

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