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Hello

I am looking at a sax on e-bay in which the owner states the serial number is:

M243XXX

The owner has sent me photos which shows rolled tone holes and a nail file G# key. The sax is a re lacquer, with what looks to be extensive engraving, mostly covered over.

Does anyone have any ideas, what gives?

I checked the serial numbers on http://drrick.com/conn.html and M series don't begin to 260XXX, and M prefixes are for 1969.



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M prefixes occurred much sooner than than 1969. My 12M Tranny is an M259XXX.
 

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M is the letter designated by conn for Saxophones so all conn horns have it until 1963 when they started using letters for year.Brass had a different prefix etc
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The serial number puts it into the transitional range between a New Wonder series II (Chu Berry) and a 10M. From the photo and your discription it seems to have more New Wonder Series II features than those of a 10M. Still an excellent saxophone.
 
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