The rarest of the rare, the best of the best.. Artist model, Naked Lady, lady face, etc.The Conn 26M has always been regarded as one of the very best saxophones ever made. The Conn 6M (aka standard) saxophone is clearly known to be one of the favorite alto saxophones of all time. In fact, some players prefer the Conn 6M to any other saxophone to date.. Conn (Charles Gerard Conn & Company) took the deluxe and very rare 26M "Connqueror" series several steps further than the base 6M model... With much improved ergonomics (check out the placement of the LH pinky table relative to the upper stack keys), larger/oversized pinky table, improved & faster mechanism, silver-inlaid key touches on every key that doesn't have a pearl (and the right thumb hook), individual adjustments for each key to allow for set & forget long-term adjustment via the Conn perm-adjust system. Original Conn key pearls and rollers. Amazing near-mint condition for its nearly 85 years of age, and the unmistakable Conn pinky table keys are in good alignment. 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 get 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. Vintage saxophones this special don't come along every day, make an offer.. 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 Monday, December 23, 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.
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