The Conn Alto Saxophone

The Conn Alto saxophone has been around for years. In fact, the first saxophones ever made in the United States were made by the Conn plant at Elkhart, IN.

While it is still a popular brand of sax for beginning band members, the older models are sought by collectors.

Some of the very first were called the Conn Wonder Saxophone. This saxophone was designed to be used in military bands. The country had recently enacted legislation requiring all Army units to have a band. The saxophone had been designed to be a cross between a brass sounding instrument, like a trumpet, and a woodwind, like a clarinet. Many collectors prefer to restore a Conn saxophone from the early years. There were many different models made, each with an interesting name.

Conn Alto SaxophoneConn 24M-HF USA Alto Saxophone

Since 1955, Conn has sought to develop its business by selling student instruments. The Conn alto saxophone is a common sight in the beginner school band. The alto sax is appropriate for a student learning the saxophone because the keys are arranged such that smaller hands can reach them. The tenor saxophone is larger and harder to play. The company that makes Conn saxophones is now known as Conn-Selmer, and continues to produce a variety of band instruments for school aged beginners.

The Conn 24M is currently the preferred model of student Conn alto saxophone. It has the same body style as the early horns, with key mechanisms that are newly engineered. It has a range up to high F. It has a seamless neck, and the keys are nickel-plated with a lifetime guarantee. It's available in brass or silver plate finish, and comes with a hardshell case. It comes with a Conn mouthpiece and a neck strap. The Conn saxophone comes with a full warranty when you buy it.

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Further reading on alto saxophones

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