1945 Conn 12M Baritone Saxophone, Silver, Rolled Tone Holes, Overhaul
1945 312,xxx Conn 12M with original silver plating. Here is an absolute beauty of a saxophone, having arrived from the estate of a professional bassoon player/doubler who spent decades in the Washington DC theater scene. This particular horn is from an extremely desirable vintage. It has rolled tone holes and the nail file G# key. The silver plating is original and has a two tone finish: bead blasted silver throughout the body of the horn and polished silver keys and engraving. The bell is gold washed.
For a baritone saxophone from the 1940's, this one is in tremendous shape. There's no history of damage, and although some dentwork is visible, it really looks very clean and quite straight. This probably had to do with the fact that the previous owner was mainly a bassoonist and not a saxophonist.
My repairman just performed a full mechanical overhaul on the sax, and everything seals extremely well. The horn feels well balanced and the entire range speaks with ease and authority. This horn has perhaps the best dynamic range I've ever played. It absolutely sings with a richness and presence that I think is unique to really good 12M's.
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