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Hi, I’ve been looking at a nice 26m connqueror from 1935, with original lacquer and in good mechanical shape. The g# trill key and rod has been removed though, and is missing. I rarely use the g# trill key on my 30m and hece don’t think I would miss it, but it is somewhat annoying that the sax is not in original shape. I guess it makes the value of the sax somewhat less?

The posts for the rod are still present, so it would be possible to restore it, if I could find a spare part (which I guess is not that easy). Anyone happen to have a g# trill key from a 26m collecting dust in a drawer somewhere?

/Björn
 

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Thanks for the suggestion. A key from a 6M won't fit though, unfortunately. A custom build key and rod might be my best bet.

Here's the sax in question:

http://www.raffaeleinghilterra.it/i...M_LACCATO_*RITAMPONATO*_M-269236AN.html#59593

The price (€2500 ≈ $2800) is I guess reasonable? (given it is fully overhauled), if it would have been in original condition. I would buy it as a player, not collector, but I don't want to pay much more than I can get back if I would need to sell it.
 

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there was a similar thread sometime ago.

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?132727-New-Connqueror-alto-missing-a-rod?s=



" but it is somewhat annoying that the sax is not in original shape"

Of course . and precisely for this reason it will make a difference in value, whether the key is used or not is immaterial to the fact that it would, and considerably, affect the value, just as much as a scratch doesn't affect playability or usability but it does affect the value of anything.

There are other horns with a " disabled" key, and even those, if not revesable, would affect negatively the value. I have always insisted that any horn has to be preserved, functional, as it was originally made by the factory when it comes to keys whether they are used or not.

Read more about this

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?195582-What-do-these-keys-do/page2
Thanks milandro, I had missed that thread. It pretty much answers my question.
 
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