The excellence of the design was matched by the creative use of the materials the brass is thin and can go an orangy-red in the few places where the lacquer has come off. However my horn is in fantastic condition and has clearly been only played occasionally in the last 60 years. Thinner brass and unlike a 6M, no rolled tone holes.The thin brass makes this sax quite light in comparison with instruments such as the Conn 6M and Selmer Mark VI. Nevertheless the complete rethink Santy and/or the other Conn designers put into the horn make it the most balanced action you could imagine. The weight of the keys is light and the same across both registers. The sound is refined and modern, but without the volume or roundness of my favourite altos. Splash out on a Santy Runyon mouthpiece to make an even more authentic experiment with the design concepts.
Hey, the mouthpiece makes a difference... You will need to experiment to get the sound you want. With the thinner brass and the overall lightweight, you will be surprised. Place of Manufacture Elkhart, Indiana, USA. Ease of Blowing Easy and open.Ease of Fingering the most light and balanced action ever across both registers. Will consider a REASONABLE offer.
Will consider partial trade for a PRO trumpet. The item "Conn 28M Alto sax saxophone" is in sale since Friday, November 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "rmw4352" and is located in San Lorenzo, California.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.