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Well. Today at my friends party, we were playing video games, skanking, running around like all teenagers.. that listen to the Aquabats :D . Then a couple of us started 'jamming' (I know.. *shudders*) and the guy hosting was like "Hey Jackson, I found this Tenor at a studio that was closing down. I bought it for 30 dollars, and I want to learn how to play. It is kinda messed up, so take a look." The octave mechanism (on the neck) is bent out of shape. I quickly bend it back to its origional spot, and even though the pads are the grossest things I have seen, it played better than any tenor I have touched (Mind you, I don't play tenor often). I look on the bell, and through the scratches I can make out C.G. Conn, Made in the USA. "Wow! This is a Conn!" The top left pinky keys are quite bizzare. Instead of the common arrangement of Gsharp key on top, Csharp and B on the sides, and Bflat on the bottom, the arrangement is Gsharp on top, then Csharp B and Bflat side by side (in that order from left to right). The low B tone-hole has been placed on the other side of the bell, and there was a very bizzare key that popped up when ever I hit the Gsharp key, which makes me thing it is a very weird, pointless trill key. Maybe I'll get some pictures up of it.. but I want to try to identify the year this was manufactured.

The serial is.. hard to find. :)

Ok. Got it. It is M26xxxx. Please help me try to identify this tenor. Why? Because it is cool ;D.
 

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Hehe yeh it plays really nice as is.. even though the pads look disgusting. It is my friends though, and I told him this thing has the potential to be worth some coin, but he said that he won't give it up BECAUSE of that reason. :D
 

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That sounds like a Transitional horn from the 30's. I think you just got the bargain of year!!
 

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The third digit in the serial number might be helpful, as it may still be in that transitional period before they settled on all the changes for the Artist series (which adds value to the horn). Does it actually read "10M" above the serial number?
 

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The serial is 263XXX which is, from my knowledge, the first year the horn was produced. (1935) *edit* And yes, it does read 10M above the serial.(Actually.. I don't remember.. I think it does. I'll have to check it out tomorrow at school.)*edit* Also, it has the very characteristic 'Naked Lady' engraving on the bell.

Now I just got to convince him to sell it to me.

This is going to be fun. ~_~
 

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Ok.. fast forward three months. I forget about the horn that my friend has possession of, and focus on my new horn or choice.. my Selmer Contra Alto clarinet (ftw!) Well anyway.. I audition for a gig that requires tenor sax. I got the part, yay, but I don't have a tenor... boo.. So I go back to my good friend Diego to try to get him to let me take the horn or at-least BORROW the damned thing. And... and... he traded it (O_O) for guitar crap that I really don't care about. TRADED IT!?! I almost tackle the kid to the ground and beat the living snot outta him! OY!!! I almost cried that he TRADED it. Well.. since we are friends.. he said that we would try to hound it down for me so I could purchase it from the people he traded it to. Well anyway.. that is my sad story. If I find the thing (and it still works relatively) I am going to need a case for it.. (yea. Way to digress, eh?) Does anyone know where I can get a case (vintage or new) for the horn. Any suggestions?

I'll update on whether or not the horn is found :(
 

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Value is so subjective....

I have a Contoured Tenor Protec I got at Sam Ash in Artesia. My 30m fits great.
 

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Well, If you really wanted it that badly, why'd ya wait 6 months to ask him about it again.
 

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mlscnr said:
Because he's a kid with the attention span of a kid.

No offense.
Don't feel bad Action Jackson, I've been accused of having the attention span of a goldfish and...
















Wow, LINT!!!
 

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I never bothered asking because he would not relent! BUT it is gone.. I just hope the guy he traded it too doesn't sit on it or anything stupid :) Well anywho.. I really like the sound and feel of that horn so I may shop around for one. Later all.
 
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