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I would really appreciate any information regarding the origin etc for this sax.
The name engraved on the front is LINCOLN Made in USA and under the thumb hook it has the letters: P ID Sept,14,1915.
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The body of the sax is gold laquered, one piece body and bell with silver plated keys mechanisms & pads. Also the G# key is chunky and you have to stretch the pinky to reach it. There is no adjustment on any part of the linkages and for all that, the sax is easy to blow, in tune and has a big sound. I have owned several Altos & Tenors for the past 50 + years and have never seen or heard of this brand of Sax before.
Any help in identifying the manufacturer or other information regarding this instrument would be greatly appreciated...Thanks...

P.S. I have a photo of the Instrument but not sure how to add it to this thread !!
 

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With that arrangement of numbers on the back, it'll be a Conn stencil - that is, made by Conn but with the Lincoln name put on. I'd guess that the keys are nickel plated rather than silver, which I would imagine would be quite unusual for a stencil horn.
 

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Thanks so much for the info Stitch. If my memory serves me right, it does resemble an early model Conn and you are right, the keys are nickel and not silver.
The Bell, and bore just iinside the bell are approx 1/4" larger than my Yamaha Tenor and the larger curve in the neck brings the MPC down quite a bit lower than any of the other Tenors I have owned.
I'm going to fashion an extension the the G# key so as it is easier to operate.
Thanks again for your input.
Cheers, Bill.
 

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Lincoln is manufactured in Taiwan!
I have the Old Lincoln ( produce around 1980's) Tenor.
and love it. and it's already with me for almost Five year
I try buy a new one ( same brand and Tenor also )
I feel better with the old one.
 

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kudik said:
Lincoln is manufactured in Taiwan!
More recent ones may be, but the sax under discussion here says 'Made in USA' under the thumb hook. I think it's pretty certain to be a Conn stencil.
 

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Actually there are many more possibilities Kudik.




The fact that one Lincoln (OP’s) was ever made as a Conn stencil wouldn’t necessarily mean that all Lincoln saxophones have anything other than the name in common.

It’s a name that is almost certainly not Trademark registered and there fore used and possibly abused often.

Anyway the example show by Kudik is most certainly NOT a Conn saxophone and I have some doubts it is even Chinese while I am almost certain it is not Taiwanese.

First of all it appears there are more Indonesian ( I think) Lincoln Saxophone owners, which makes it likely that this is a fantasy trademark used by some importer in Indonesia.

https://www.bukalapak.com/p/hobi-ko...iup/2htciv-jual-saxophone-tenor-lincoln-bekas




It could be a Vietnamese or Chinese sax but they tend to do things which look more modern and almost never show that type of bell to body brace which, if anything is reminescent of Saxophones that I used to see here (and avoid called Stephenson).


 
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