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I'm a saxophone newbie that has become fascinated with Couesnon horns. I picked up a Monopole II alto in really excellent condition last year and have been taking lessons for a few months. I had a saved search on eBay for a tenor to match my alto and earlier this week I found the one I wanted.

Here's a link to the sale: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Couesnon-Monopole-Conservatoire-Professional-Tenor-Saxophone-/362643729053?hash=item546f402a9d%3Ag%3APVQAAOSwOCdc0sxw&nma=true&si=RQBgCjhf9C8wuuiTtUwfSsYwa80%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

The sax looks to be in pretty good condition and the tech that I worked with getting my other Monopole tuned up thought so, too. The think I'm most concerned about is that there are no accessories and I'd really like to have a neck cap (it's not really a plug on a Couesnon). Any ideas on where I could find something to protect the receiver (I think that's the correct term) and octave mechanism?

Thanks for any ideas you can offer.
 

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I see, it has the neck tenon that fits over the sax tenon. you're right, you need to protect the sax tenon with a sax cap, not a neck cap. Wow - so to fit the neck, they work on the sax body tenon. Anyway, you would want a brass one, and it could easily be machined out of thick-wall brass tubing. If Saxydude would be so kind as to post a picture of his cap with an overall length, you could take that information and your sax to a machine shop where they would take a measurement of the sax tenon outside diameter, they could whip one up in a few minutes. Otherwise, good luck on finding one.
 

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I recently had a similar issue with a Hohner President alto - I machined up a plug from Acetal (aka delrin). In did note however that the little President fitted so snugly into its case that the octave mechanism really wan't in harms way unless you carelessly placed the sax into the case. I was employing a cut-down Champagne cork prior to maching up the little end plug.
 
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