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I picked up a sax yesterday at a garage sale for $5 (yea 127 yard sales). Not sure what it is exactly other than a Conn. Its serial number is 665623 and it appears to be a '57 14m shooting star but I'd like to be sure. I'm sure i got a good deal on it even though there is a large dent on the bottom. Any information one could provide would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Took it to my local music shop (Bach to Rock) and they are getting it playable again. Hopefully they can identify it for me as well. $75 in repairs and $5 purchase cost makes my find prefect for getting back into playing the sax! I haven't played since high school and had been wanting to for several years now, this made for an affordable way to try my hand at it again!
 

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It's a well-made student model made in the Conn factory in Elkhart. To me, they sound more lively if fitted with metal resonators. I believe many came originally with no resonators at all. I have a similar one from the early 1960's that I got out of a trash can behind the band hall in 1982 when I was 17. The band teacher had thrown it away. It hangs on my wall right now awaiting a rebuild. Yours should make a great sax to start back on. Congratulations. You got a good deal.

Here's mine:

 
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