Quinn the Eskimo, Brass and Winds:
This is an EXTRAORDINARY Conn F Mezzo-Soprano saxophone.
Most people are aware fo the history of these instruments – Conn designed them for orchestral work but that never materialized. Most of the leftover stock was used for repair practice – deliberately dented and mashed so that technicians could work on them. This one, however, is nearly perfect save some very minor playing wear.
Original silver plate (satin silver with bright highlights) is 99% present with the only wear being on the thumbrest. There are no dents anywhere and no signs of repair. This horn has just had a complete repad with white kid pads (no resonators) by Carlo Sbis and is ready to play. We chose these parts to give this the sweet sound that was intended by the original designers, and I don’t think there is a better sounding saxophone that has ever been built. THESE DON’T COME AROUND VERY OFTEN! Grab it while you can!