CONN 6M VIII ALTO SAXOPHONE. Conn 6M alto saxophone #298958 was manufactured in Elkhart, Indiana in 1941. Stamped onto the back of the horn, next to the serial number is the Roman Numeral "VIII".Here is what the Vintage Saxophone Gallery has to say about 6M's with that added numeral. I have at least one example of the 6M model VIII, featured in the Gallery. This is supposed to be the best version of the 6M, as are horns produced with an "x" before or after the serial number. The former is a horn with a moderately modified neck design and is generally accepted as the best model of the 6M. This one is in particularly nice condition for a 79 year old saxophone. It has about 85% of its original lacquer intact (the engraving is crisp, with a slight "edge" where it was cut through the lacquer).
There is no evidence of solder work or major dent work on the body or neck (there are a few minor dings along the bottom bow). There is no pulldown on the underslung neck, its micro-tuner turns freely and the dual socket is completely in-round and fits the body perfectly. All of the original mother-of-pearl rollers are intact and moving freely.
Pads are traditional (not Conn Reso-Pads) leather pads with brown plastic Selmer-type resonators and are in "like new" condition and seating well. All felts, corks and springs are intact and in good condition. All key mechanisms operate smoothly. Comes is what I assume to be its original Conn case with the "marching bandmen" logo. Remember, your offer is a binding contract.We are happy to answer them if we can. The item "CONN 6M VIII ALTO SAXOPHONE. NICE" is in sale since Thursday, April 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "morantime" and is located in Hamden, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.