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Conn 6M - Alto Sax (860895)

SKU: CCON-860895

Product Information

This is a 1960 Conn 6M Alto Sax in excellent mechanical order and nice clean lacquer/plating throughout the body of the instrument. Like all our pre-owned Saxophones it is fully serviced and set-up in our workshop and offered with a 6 monthy warranty.

This period of Conn production saw the Alto's made with a classic underslung neck design i.e. no micro tuner mechanism. The neck does have the double inner socket design for strength and to 'unite' the neck and body. Also, Conn had switched to standard tone hole designs rather than the rolled tone holes of earlier (pre 1948) models. 

In some ways you could argue the above changes actually simplify the Sax in a positive way. Commonly the only time the micro tuner comes into conversation is questions about why it doesn't work and the rolled tone holes could also be problematic now on some ageing horns. 

This lack of rolled tone holes also makes these 6M's quite punchy and arguably a little brighter than previous models, although this is of course quite subjective. Suffice to say, in this period there was still that classic Conn sound and feel that is to this day highly regarded.

In summary, this is a characterful sounding example of this Conn classic 6M design. These 6M models are a players Saxophone, they have a unique sound and are fairly hassle free to own in terms of vintage Saxophones. You can buy in confidence knowing we've given it a full service in our workshop so it is blowing really well.

  • c.1960 Conn 6M Alto Sax (Original Lacquer)
  • Mechanically very good with clean aesthetics for age
  • Standard tone hole design and underslung neck
  • Supplied in hard slimline shaped case (Berkley)
  • Fully workshop checked, serviced and set-up
  • Try in store or at home on 14 day approval

Instrument Info

Visual Rating Good
Model 6M
Brand Conn
Level Professional
Case Yes - Not Original
Case Rating Good
Set-Up Work Service
Tech Rating Good
Mouthpiece Selmer D6 Metal
Mouthpiece Rating Fair
Serial No. 860895
Equivalent Cost £3500

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