Can anybody help finding out what brand this neck is ? Martin or maybe Conn ?
Yeah, definitely a Martin neck .If Martin, the serial would place it at a late Handcraft/pre- Comm 1 era.
Handcrafts seem to have gone up to around 100,XXX before the Comm 1 appeared.
is a Handcraft tenor....neck looks very similar to yours. So, it's a fair bet to say it's Martin.
No Olds Super photos online I have come across show that style neck on a Super. Maybe there are some, but a quick perusal doesn't show any...The Olds Super was built using some Martin parts, so the neck is likely the original Olds neck and a Martin neck.
Congrats. My point was more I hope you didn't pay an exhorbitant amount for that horn, I have seen a few of these sell for really eyebrow-raising prices. So given the neck, it should have been a fairly good deal as far as final price point.I don’t think it’s the original but I am sure it plays fine , it’s on the way…
Glad you like it .I just played the Olds 2 hours,
Now I finally know the Olds super does not Sound like the Committee 1 / 2 or like the Centennial
I owned all these horns and my Centennial I just sold 2 weeks ago.
I would call it a bit darker, warmer but not as spread like a Conn.
OK I do not have the correct neck!
I mostly play a 1951 Keilwerth,
and surprisingly the Keilwerth neck fits on the Olds, it is just 2 millimeter that does not fit into the Saxbody
Intonation is the same with both necks
The palm keys are a bit to high but manageable
And the sound is bigger an has less resistance with the Keilwerth neck
I got the Olds for a very good price
So I am happy with that deal
My findings have been different. I've got a couple samples each of Comm I's and Comm II's, both alto and tenor. I find the Comm I's and II's to sound and play very similar if not identical. All 4 horns were overhauled with the same pads and flat resonators. Same setup too. The only "measurable" difference is that the Comm I's have a narrower bell. The rest of the body tubes measure virtually identical. I'll see if I can dig up the recordings I made comparing them in a medium sized room.I played a Comm 2 and a Centennial a few month next to each other and I found them to sound very similar
The Com 1 is different in Sound darker and more spread in sound