It has some very very minor lacquer pitting and minor dings/scratches - common for this vintage. One key guard foot was resoldered on the back of the bow... Over the years I never even noticed this until taking photos. Even though the finish may not be original (I only say this because it appears to have a slight orange-peel texture to me - perhaps I'm wrong however) it may be the factory finish or factory refinish - regardless the engraving is sharp & absolutely perfect, and this 26M saxophone is surprisingly complete and unmodified.It has the original Conn 26M micro-tuner double socket neck; no sign of any pull down; some very minor dings (see photos); the 6M/26M sax have a completely unique & sleek neck design with the very different under-slung octave lever. This neck is stamped: "STD'D M" meaning it is a limited-edition special neck (similar to the "VIII" neck).
Rolled tone holes (RTH) - a unique feature and they are much easier on the key pads. The pads have Conn appropriate metal resonators. Metal resonated leather pads - I believe these are Conn reso-pads... The right stuff for this iconic sax. All keys operate, move freely, and quickly - just as they should on a Connqueror.
With a play test - couldn't a few of the notes out because it is in need of an adjustment - however you can tell that this 26M Connqueror alto has some power and wants to unleash it! Even for a Conn 26M Connqueror this one has some rare features...The cool pivoting right hand thumb rest; it is engraved with the word CONNQUEROR prominently on the bell; and the STD'D M stamped neck. I believe all of these features were only available during the first year of the 26M. Yet I've seen some that don't have all three of these features - so this is rare and extra desirable. This legendary professional saxophone is a rare find - particularly in this pristine condition. Don't miss this super rare, near-mint Conn 26M CONNqueror Naked Lady. Includes the factory original Connqueror-only tweed case in fair-good condition. It will be packed well with care. Tags: conqueror conquerer Connquerer Connquer conquer Connstellation constellation alto 6M 10M 26M 28M 30M M6 M10 M26 M28 M30, Selmer mark VI Mk6 mark6 mark 6 MkVI BA SBA super balanced action, tenor, alto, King super 20 super20 silver sonic silversonic Zephyr special, Buescher 400 big B top hat and cane aristocrat, Martin handcraft committee I II III 1 2 3. The item "MINT Conn 26M CONNqueror deluxe & improved 6M VIII Naked Lady pro alto saxophone" is in sale since Saturday, December 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "vrumvr6" and is located in West Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada.