Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

Vintage 1952 Conn 6M Naked Lady Alto Saxophone Bb Low Pitch Comet Mouthpiece

Vintage 1952 Conn 6M Naked Lady Alto Saxophone Bb Low Pitch Comet Mouthpiece

Vintage 1952 Conn 6M Naked Lady Alto Saxophone Bb Low Pitch Comet Mouthpiece
VINTAGE 1952 CONN 6M "NAKED LADY" ALTO SAXOPHONE. This sax is also referred to as the "Naked Lady" model, a misleading name based on the engraving of a woman's head inside a pentagon surrounded by an Art Deco design. The sax is made of brass with a lacquer finish and has mother of pearl keys. It has straight tone holes (rolled tone holes were discontinued after 1947). The bell is engraved MADE BY C. It's also marked "6M", PAT.

APP'D FOR, and the serial number 352171 (from 1952). Above the serial number is the letter "E" (to designate Eb Alto) and below the serial number is the letter "L" (stands for Low Pitch). The sax comes in it's original case, marked with a Conn badge on the side. In addition to the mouthpiece, I also found a lyre-shaped music holder, strap, cork grease, and an extra reed inside the case. I'm not a saxophone player, but I've read that the 6M is a legendary model that is prized and sought after among collectors and performers alike.

They have a great mellow sound not found in modern instruments. As testimony of their quality construction and design, vintage Conn saxophones are often seen today in the hands of top professionals as the "instrument of choice", and many of the innovations first pioneered by the Conn company are found on instruments produced today by manufacturers around the world.

Condition of this classic saxophone is VERY GOOD. It has it's original finish with a few small spots of wear to the lacquer, primarily on the keys. I see a few minor dents and dings, but nothing significant or distracting. The cork on the neck has some loss on one side. I didn't dare try cleaning the finish.

The pads appear to be in good shape, but the sax hasn't been played to test for leaks. The case shows significant wear with some scuffs to the leather edges. The latches and handle are in good functional condition. Since I'm not a saxophone player myself, I can not attest to its sound.

The keys appear to operate properly. I suspect the instrument will need to be cleaned and lubed to get it in perfect playing condition. I don't think it will take much, however, as the instrument appears to have been well cared for. Overall, it's in remarkably good original condition for its age. Please take a close look at the many photos I've provided and judge condition for yourself.

Bottom Portion of Right Side. Top Portion of Right Side.

Bottom Portion of Left Side. Top Portion of Left Side. "Naked Lady" Art Deco Engraving.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please let me know. I will insure this item at my own expense. The item "Vintage 1952 Conn 6M Naked Lady Alto Saxophone Bb Low Pitch Comet Mouthpiece" is in sale since Friday, November 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "virginia_quailman" and is located in Waynesboro, Virginia.

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  • Brand: Conn
  • Type: Alto
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Body Finish: Brass Lacquer
  • Body Material: Brass
  • Key Finish: Brass & Mother of Pearl
  • Skill Level: Intermediate to Professional
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Model: 6M
  • Name: Naked Lady
  • Year Manufactured: 1952
  • Mouthpiece: Amber Conn Comet

Vintage 1952 Conn 6M Naked Lady Alto Saxophone Bb Low Pitch Comet Mouthpiece