I've recently found an old saxaphone and wonder what type it is and if its worth anything.
On the front is etched:CC CONN
On the back is : S
Hope you can help me out. Thank you very much !
Answer Denise - I would love to see a picture of this horn (and frankly need to see it to be accurate). I am going to go way out on a limb and say it's old..lol.. probably dating to the 19-teens of very early 20s. The value will strictly be in condition as the horn has outdated mechanics for use today. If you really did "find" it, it will make a great curio if not a valuable horn for resale. These pop up on sites like e-bay all the time - price range from as little as $40 to as much as a few hundred, again, decided by condition. Hope that helps as little!
I have been a music educator for over 25 years and have taught on many levels from young children and school agers on through to college level, professional players and senior citizens. My main areas of expertise are saxophone(s) though I have taught many instruments including, guitar, bass, piano, oboe and drums to name a few. I have also done research on horns both vintage and new.
I have been in music education for 25 years and I have written and published in the subject of professional music education.
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Education/Credentials Bachelor of Music Education, Hartt School of Music - The University of Hartford.