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I have no information on this sax, i got it off of Ebay for $200, all of the pads where bad and the tarnish was so bad that the engraving was not visible. Taking apart and polishing this sax relieved the true beauty of this sax, and it has 100% of its silver finish, original neck(with no bend down). it now has all new pads and plays like a dream.

Can anybody tell me how old this sax is, is it anything special?

The engraving says (also pictured in my avatar)

Made by
couturier
LaPorte
IND.
Serial no.
c
9524
L
 

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I have no information on this sax, i got it off of Ebay for $200, all of the pads where bad and the tarnish was so bad that the engraving was not visible. Taking apart and polishing this sax relieved the true beauty of this sax, and it has 100% of its silver finish, original neck(with no bend down). it now has all new pads and plays like a dream.

Can anybody tell me how old this sax is, is it anything special?

The engraving says (also pictured in my avatar)

Made by
couturier
LaPorte
IND.
Serial no.
c
9524
L
Thank you for the input. As the C-melody marked as described was manufactured for only one year (November 1921- October 1922) it is not very common and in terms of musical category - like you say - it actually is a dream.

For further information look at

http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?t=122728 and

http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?t=113311

Would you like to show some photos here?

Felix
 

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thankyou for the reply,

Does anyone know where i could find a serial # chart?
The serial number chart is in advanced state of reconstruction. It will be completed probably before the year is out and will be published here on Sax on the Web.
 

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some more pics of this sax, they aren't the best but they work.
Thank you for the pics. As seen in the photo from the bow, one branch of the low C key gard is ca. 25-30% longer than the other two, quite different from the Conn's. I've never seen such a logo on a mercedes. :scratch:
 

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