Posted on September 2, 2011
1940 Conn 10M Tenor Saxophone, Original Lacquer
If you’ve been waiting for a Conn 10M that possesses all of the qualities that make the 10M one of the best saxophones ever made, you’ve found it.
This is a beautiful pre-war Conn 10M tenor saxophone with rolled tone holes and original lacquer in very good condition. It has just been completely overhauled with flat metal resonators, and it is tight, light and slick under the fingers and plays with a monumentally huge and effortless tone. Intonation is excellent, and it is very mouthpiece-friendly.
Physically it is in extremely good condition, which is rare for these instruments. The Eb keyguard has been resoldered, and a few minor dents have been removed. Original lacquer is at 95%, and all original components are present, in proper condition, and working properly right down to the tiny set screws.
This is a truly beautiful example of the saxophone, and an example of American saxophone manufacturing at its finest.