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The development of a serial number list has been very difficult because of the lack of official records. White kept very detailed records but when the company was sold to the Seeburg Corporation all official records were destroyed. When looking up the age of your instrument, complete the following steps: Find your instruments catalog page and year that the catalog was made. Pay special attention to the small details on your instrument because most artists drawings account for unique changes and features. Compare your findings to the serial number list.

Tenor Saxophones

Andrew, on October 1, at I bought a Pennsylvania tenor a few months ago. It plays fairly well until I attempt some of the lower notes. It has been repadded fairly recently but needs setting up properly.

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Phelps , New York 29 January ; d. Los Angeles, California 5 January In he accompanied his family to Three Rivers, Michigan and in the following year to Elkhart, Indiana. Little is known about his early life, other than that he learned to play the cornet. With the outbreak of the American Civil War he enlisted in the army on 18 May at the age of seventeen, despite his parents’ protests. On 14 June he became a private in Company B, 15th Regiment Indiana Infantry , and shortly afterwards was assigned to a regimental band.

At the age of nineteen on 8 August he was elevated to the rank of Captain. During the Assault on Petersburg on 30 July , Conn was wounded and taken prisoner. In spite of two imaginative and valiant attempts to escape, he was recaptured and spent the remainder of the war in captivity. He was honorably discharged on 28 July In Conn organized the 1st Regiment of Artillery in the Indiana Legion and became its first Colonel , a military title which stayed with him throughout the remainder of his life.

He was also the first commander of the Elkhart Commandery of the Knights Templar. He also played cornet in the local community band.

C melody saxophone

Phelps , New York 29 January ; d. Los Angeles, California 5 January In he accompanied his family to Three Rivers, Michigan and in the following year to Elkhart, Indiana. Little is known about his early life, other than that he learned to play the cornet. With the outbreak of the American Civil War he enlisted in the army on 18 May at the age of seventeen, despite his parents’ protests.

Akustik saxes were made by the Sächsische Musikinstrumentenfabrik between – In ’53 they became part of B&S. Weltklang replaced them early 60s.

Phelps , New York 29 January ; d. Los Angeles, California 5 January In he accompanied his family to Three Rivers, Michigan and in the following year to Elkhart, Indiana. Little is known about his early life, other than that he learned to play the cornet. With the outbreak of the American Civil War he enlisted in the army on 18 May at the age of seventeen, despite his parents’ protests.

On 14 June he became a private in Company B, 15th Regiment Indiana Infantry , and shortly afterwards was assigned to a regimental band. At the age of nineteen on 8 August he was elevated to the rank of Captain.

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Gayle has a Bachelor of Music degree in Education from Crane School of Music in New York, and a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from Florida State University. She currently teaches music and has spent the last 30 years playing, studying, repairing, and exploring vintage saxophones.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. June Learn how and when to remove this template message The saxophone was developed in by Adolphe Sax , a Belgian instrument maker, flautist , and clarinetist. Born in Dinant and originally based in Brussels , he moved to Paris in to establish his musical instrument business.

Prior to his work on the saxophone, he had made several improvements to the bass clarinet by improving its keywork and acoustics and extending its lower range. Sax was also a maker of the then-popular ophicleide , a large conical brass instrument in the bass register with keys similar to a woodwind instrument. His experience with these two instruments allowed him to develop the skills and technologies needed to make the first saxophones. As an outgrowth of his work improving the bass clarinet, Sax began developing an instrument with the projection of a brass instrument and the agility of a woodwind.

He wanted it to overblow at the octave , unlike the clarinet, which rises in pitch by a twelfth when overblown. An instrument that overblows at the octave has identical fingering for both registers.

Student Alto Saxophones

Saxophone The C melody saxophone is a saxophone pitched in the key of C, one whole step above the B-flat tenor saxophone. In the UK it is sometimes referred to as a “C tenor”, and in France as a “tenor en ut”. The C melody was part of the series of saxophones pitched in C and F intended by the instrument’s inventor, Adolphe Sax , for orchestral use. The instrument enjoyed popularity in the early s, perhaps most prominently used by Rudy Weidoeft and Frankie Trumbauer , but is now uncommon.

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Click on a box to sort the full inventory of instruments available by category Today’s Featured Horns Getzen Custom Model AFR Trombone I must admit, this is not a normal Getzen to me, it holds a special place in my heart this is actually my first professional trombone that my parents bought for me in at Zeps Music in Burbank.

Oh the things I promised my parents to get them to purchase this trombone for me its something I will never forget, and actually a memory I still recall when I have young students come into my shop to purchase a new trombone with their parents. I got into college on this trombone and played some of my most memorable performances in my young career on it. I sold this trombone in in order to fund my first Conn 88H after I fell in love with the Conn sound.

It’s been well loved since then, serving its second owner well, who recently traded it in here at The Brass Ark to get something newer. So again, for the second time in my life, I offer my original professional trombone for sale. Features a 2 piece red brass bell, thayer valve, wide orchestral weight slide. Threaded leadpipe receiver, with one leadpipe.

The bell is raw brass, I stripped it myself when I started college at USC, as all the cool kids had raw brass bells. Still in very good condition, some normal wear on the neckpipe and slide from contact. I had a blow on it for old time sake and it is still a very nice trombone. If I didn’t own so many, I’d probably keep it but it should be passed on to the next player who deserves it and maybe in 20 more years it’ll come into the shop again!

Conn 8D dating

The main thing you learn from serial numbers is the age of the instrument of course. Although the dates in these charts are reasonably accurate, there may be some discrepancies for various reasons. Here are a few things to bear in mind:

Founded in , by Colonel Charles Gerard Conn, the Conn company has been associated with brass and woodwind instruments.

June 9, My late father was a musician who played the saxophone. He had a Conn’s “Naked Lady” tenor sax, which has the name “Naked Lady” engraved into the instrument. It is probaby about years old, is in great condition, still sounds good, and has the original pads. How can we find out its value, and where can we sell it? The value of such a nickel Conn 10 M saxophone made in Elkhart, Ind. Those dating from the s are worth more because they have rolled tone holes.

Rick and Terry Dean, who buy, sell and appraise old saxophones, flutes, clarinets and related odd or unusual instruments. Those dating from the ’50s would be worth less, they say. Or phone for information. Where can I find information on, and the value of, a 4-inch grooved American Indian stone ax in mint condition that I’ve been told is at least 5, years old?

1937 C G Conn Factory RARE Pre WWII footage


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