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I recently found a Conn 6m "Metro" with and underslung/micro-tuner neck. It is also stamped with STD'D on the top. It also doesn't have the VII stamp.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't "Metro" usually refer to the non-underslung necks. Also, isn't the STD'D stamp different than the "Metro" necks. I can get pictures if anyone needs clarification.

From what I've read from PaulWL, this seems to be a rarity. But, maybe I'm mistaken.
 

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What year is it? From what I've read the early 6M and trannys had more stamping on them. My 1935 metro is non-underslung with no neck stamping or microtuner. Are you sure it's the original neck?
 

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Yes, I believe the neck to be original. Sorry for my confusing message. The neck itself says "Metro" and "STD'D". The body also has these two stamps. The serial number puts it at around 1935.
 

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new york usually refers to non underslung necks on 6Ms(if I remember correctly),
there was a thread a couple of months ago on the metro model, check it out.. it was quite interesting
 

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What year is it? From what I've read the early 6M and trannys had more stamping on them. My 1935 metro is non-underslung with no neck stamping or microtuner. Are you sure it's the original neck?
Don't think the necks are interchangeable--the over top horns have a different
mechanism for actuating the octave...
 

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There doesn't appear to be a consensus or standard on these. You could order almost anything you wanted from Conn in those days. It is true the neck types had different octave mechanism. Overslung necks aren't interchangeable with underslung designs. I think mine is a custom order with the NY/Metro neck. Yours might be part of a larger lot of horns made at the same time with the stamping. Who knows???
 
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