Dating conn saxophones
COUF From 1965 until 1988, these fine German horns (manufactured by J. I understand there were a few made with sterling silver bells.
After the mid 1950’s, the Zephyr became an intermediate model, so deduct 30%.
I believe that the models before the Balanced Action are overpriced.
I have only addressed instruments for which there is a regular and established market, so not every model is included.
Saxello soprano $ 3200 add 15% for gold plate Alto Zephyr 00 Alto Zephyr Spcl. All of the Martin horns have a sweet sound, and a very lush lower end.
00 add 15% for silver neck Alto Super 20 00 see above commentary for adjustments Tenor Zephyr $ 2400 Tenor Zephyr Spcl $ 3000 add 15% for silver neck Tenor Super 20 $ 3400 see above commentary for adjustments Baritone Zephyr $ 2900 Baritone Super 20 $ 4000 MARTIN These horns are under appreciated . Play one in good adjustment and you’ll see what I mean. The horns from 1933 (Handcraft Committee) through the early 60’s (the Magna) can hold their own with anything ever made.
There are, of course, a very few Super 20 baritones, some with silver necks (add 15%) and I have seen one with a silver bell.
I think the Kings have strong upside appreciation potential.