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Just bought this from tenor madness. Conn 10M 274844 silverplate. I cant wait till this horn arrive!
 

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You're gonna love it, mj. I hope it plays as well as it looks.

Oh, BTW. Did it come with a pair of white, cotton gloves? :D
 

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Love the sound, hate the ergonomics. The good Colonel apparently used a baboon or some other great ape to determine key layouts and the like, as I have never been able to reconcile the way the horns are laid out with the wonderful sound that they make.

I only own one Conn (an artist level alto from the 1920's), and for power and projection, the thing can't be beat. However, the thumb hook is a killer, the table keys are bizarre, and the palm keys are designed for the aforementioned baboon.

If I could do it all over again, I would have at least had the thumb hook replaced during the rebuild. Can't do too much about the rest, however.
 

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Man, that is one gorgeous looking horn. I got a chance to drop in on the folks at Tenor Madness over the summer and play some of the horns they had in stock. They are super nice folks. Good luck with your new best friend.
 

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:yikes!: I think I see the ghost of C.G Conn reflected in the low B (last picture).
 

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Thanks guys, yeah the first time I saw this horn I fell in love already. Although the price is a bit high but I guess you'll do some crazy things if you fall in love wont you!

I hope the horn will play nice and it should.

I spoke to Randy and Shirley at tenor madness and they sound so friendly on the phone.

They have nice horns there, theres another conn older and in very mint condition with serial 266xxx (lacquered) for example.
 

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gary said:
You're gonna love it, mj. I hope it plays as well as it looks.

Oh, BTW. Did it come with a pair of white, cotton gloves? :D
No but I think I shouuld get one and wear it before I pick it up from its case =)
 
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