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No serial number info... any ideas?

 

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Doesn't look at all like any Conn I've seen. Are you sure it is? It's certainly not an American made Conn.

edit: after checking a bit it looks like its a Conn Director model 50M, AKA "shooting stars" probably a Mexico horn. I've never bothered to give these a close look so was unfamiliar with that left side view.
 

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I think Conn had a couple of different lines of 'Shooting Star' ('Star Burst') saxes.
The one that cann0nba11 pictured and the one on the weblink I gave are from one of those lines.
I think this line of Shooting Star saxes were originally made in Elkhart, but got moved to Nogales. For a while I think a percentage were made in Nogales and a percentage were made in Mexico.
Oddly, the LH pinkie cluster are strongly reminiscent of those found on Kenosha Vitos, like this one:
http://www.doctorsax.biz/musical instruments/saxophones/vito/sn1439a/pict0019.JPG
Maybe it is just 'convergent evolution'.
 

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Here are two more pics. It doesn't look like there is any engraving. Any ideas on the value?


 

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kimslava said:
Hi. Does it have any engraving at all? Just from the LH Pinkie cluster I would've guessed it had a 'shooting Stars' engraving. And it has no 'Made in the USA' or anything?
Here's some pix of a Made in Mexico Conn Alto http://doctorsax.biz/mexiconn.htm
I forget the model number.
I think you are right. One difference I notice is the RH F# key placement. Interesting...

I'm trying to contact the seller to see if he can find the serial #. Is this horn worth much?
 
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