An 1938 Conn 6m usually got a darker tonality then a 6m from 1959
is it the same with the Martin Com 3 altos. or does a 1945 Com 3 has the same tonality then a 1965 Com 3. ?
And compared to the Com 2. which one is darker
I actually do not agree with your premise. The 6M body/bow/bellpiece/neck designs were exactly the same in the 30's and 60's, minus key finish, engraving, microtuner and RTH.
So they'd sound the same. Which, in my experiences with over 100 Artist model Conns, they do.
But....moving along to the Martin question.
I have refurbed dozens upon dozens of Comm III's...a '48 and an RMC are the same horn. Same goes for the Indianas (of those eras).
Some superficial cosmetic changes only.
Comm II is a different design than a III, so there is where you get some differences in tone, response, feel, etc...
Nobody has yet (remotely) proven/shown that different alloys of brass, fabricated into the exact same body design, produces a perceptible difference in tonality or performance.
Another one of those internet apocryphal tales. Usually accompanied by some BS about 'resonance'...which has also been discussed ad infinitum here and elsewhere.
Sure sounds nice on the surface, tho. But...saxes ain't violins.
If and when someone does a real experiment and proves it, let me know.
You wanna see a model which changed tonality/blowing response....look for one which had design specs which changed at some point (Super 20, for example, which went thru a neck tube change when King moved to Eastlake).