Rare Naked Lady New York Neck 6M Conn Alto
This is the real deal. This rare, straight neck with the double socket
tenon connector, called the "New York," neck, on this powerhouse
vintage Conn alto saxophone is original and was a 1930's option. Many
jazz sax players used this neck instead of the underslung, microtuner
necks, including Johnny Hodges. Look at the book "SWING ERA" of 1930's
Jazz photos, almost every 6M has this neck instead of the underslung
configuration. (I have nifty photos of Johnny Hodges and Willie Smith
blowing on it that I will be happy to pass along on request.)
necks rob vibrations in those very important first few inches away from
the mouthpiece and the old pros knew it. This horn not only has the
power and warmth associated with the wonderful vintage Conn saxes, the
gradual upward curve of the neck also makes it very comfortable to play
and enhances the embouchure.
This is a 1930’S C.G. Conn 6M
silverplated alto saxaphone in near mint condition. Satin Silver with
Naked Lady engraving. Gold wash in the bell. Beautiful tone, very
freeblowing and very loud. (I was told, when I bought, it that it was
sold in 1988 by Emilio Lyons at Rayburn in Boston - for whatever that
useless information is worth.) Rolled Tone Holes. Swivel Thumb rest.
Double Socket so-called “New York” neck , No Dents, No Dings. Bow is
perfect. Comes in the Original Conn case which is in pretty good
condition, except for one broken but functioning latch. Pads are older
but still functional. It could use a new neck cork. It plays well as
is. Serial Number #M267XXX
An added bonus is that both left and
right hand palm keys have been ergonomically raised with good looking
epoxy risers, so it fits your hands like a glove with no reaching for
those palm keys. A mouthpiece is shown in the pictures but it IS NOT
INCLUDED. (Sorry for the visual mistake.)
I love the horn.
Circumstances are the only reason I'm selling it. I’m a pro player and
this is a pro horn in every sense. Study the pictures and ask questions
before bidding. I'm quick to reply.
Shipping is 20.00 and
includes insurance. I only ship to the US and Canada. Foreign bids will
be automatically rejected. Zero feedback bidders and those with
negative feedback must contact me through email before bidding,
otherwise I will reject the bids. No returns, so ask questions before
bidding. I respond to email quickly.
Postal money orders and
cashier's checks preferred, but Paypal is (reluctantly) okay. I usually
ship the same day I receive payment - it will be packed and ready to
go. If the winning bidder does not contact me within three days of the
end of the auction (as per ebay's rules), it will be put back up for
Thank You For Your Interest
On May-31-05 at 03:17:55 PDT, seller added the following information:
is a transitional model - sorry for the mistake, but it's too late to
change the listing since there is a bid on it. I received the following
message from a player this morning...
"I own a transitional Conn, and It’s a bettter playing better
intonation alto than any 6m I’ve played, in cluding the much lauded
On May-31-05 at 09:26:28 PDT, seller added the following information:
very knowledgeable collector emailed me the following: "this horn is
well into the era of full blown 6Ms. the 260xxx is the starting point
established by those who are the "purists" as the offical starting
point for 6Ms and this horn is well beyond that. this is a pure 6M"