Conn 10M "Naked Lady" Tenor Sax (1960)
DR TOOT presents a pre-loved (used / secondhand) our first Conn 10M “Naked Lady” silver plated tenor saxophone.
Conn is one of the oldest instrument manufacturers in the USA and first tried its hand at saxophone production in 1888 in Elkhart, Indiana.
Since then, Conn introduced many different models - The now-famous M Series is one of them and produced from 1931 to 1969. These horns commonly are referred to as the “Naked Lady Models” because of the engraving of a woman on the bell.
The Conn M horns were played by the likes of alto saxophonists Charlie Parker and Benny Carter, tenor saxophonists Dexter Gordon and Lester Young, and baritone saxophonists Gerry Mulligan and Harry Carney.
The 6M alto, 10M tenor, and 12M baritone were incredibly popular through the late ‘40s until the introduction of the Selmer Mark VI, which proved to be the downfall of Conn and the rise of Selmer as the dominant manufacturer.
According to the serial number, this particular saxophone was produced in 1960. It has just had a complete overhaul by our qualified repair technician, Taka.
He also tested it himself – Please click here to hear the sound. He has found that this horn has got the fast and smooth key actions, good response and dark sound. This saxophone is definitely for a jazz player.
Made in USA
Serial No: 867836
Very good for the age – There are marks, scratches, silver wares on body, keys and neck which is expected for its age.
Body & Bell: Silver plated
Keys: Silver plated
Neck: Silver plated / Heavy duty and solid neck
Thumb rest: Fixed metal
Mother of Pearls
Pads: Italian Pisoni
Comes with an original Conn case, new Rico cork grease, new Noetch Pad-It strap, new Yamaha cleaning swab, new DR TOOT cleaning cloth and one Gonzalez reed of your choice.