Outstanding Vintage Conn Stencil "Symphony" with Gold Wash Bell in Very Good Condition. My research indicates that this beautiful alto is a Conn Stencil even without the "mercedes" guard. There is no neck with the horn, but there is also no dents or dings. The Conn serial number chart has this horn between 1900 and 1901.
An impressive piece of sax history for any collector. I enjoy repairing and cleaning up old saxophones and I tried my hand at this one. I disassembled, cleaned, polished this one, and replaced all the pads with new resonator pads.
The blue needle springs are in great condition as is the gold washed bell. When disassembling and reassembling the sax, I found that a couple rods were difficult to remove and then replace. On further study, I realized that some of the posts are out of align and will need some fine adjusting.
This is where I stopped on the horn. I believe "a man should know his limitations" (Clint Eastwood - Dirty Harry), and this was mine.
So I'm hoping someone out there can take this alto over the finish line. If there anyone who has more info on this sax, I would be happy to add it to the listing. SHIPS ONLY TO THE LOWER 48 STATES OF THE UNITED STATES.
Interesting how this horn looks in different lighting situations. UPDATE: The following is more info from eBayer'Badenia51' on this horn. This is actually a stencil of the Elkhart Band Instrument Co.(EBIC) model 20A vintage circa 1930. It has nothing to do with Conn. The Elkhart Band Instrument Co. Was a manufacturing subsidiary of Buescher. EBIC had its own models, serial numbers, distribution, marketing etc.
Thanks kevin for your input and support! New: Just noticed that there is one little ding on the front of the bell (see pic #11).
The item "Vintage Symphony CONN Stencil Silver Alto Sax withGold Wash Bell for Restoration" is in sale since Thursday, October 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "p_a_m37" and is located in Columbia, South Carolina.
This item can be shipped to United States.