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Since this sax is etched with Elkhorn, Wis.-it makes it much more valuable-it has been estimated that it is worth at least $500, so you are getting a great deal on this!! I'll include the write up on it below because if nothing else, I thought it interesting.Hi, I got a Getzen SUPER DELUXE Alto Sax for my son, but it is missing the neck. I got it for $175, it arrived without the neck and they said they've searched everywhere for it and its no where to be found, but they are willing to do what they have to in order to make me happy on this. Gordon Since it sounds like they sold it to you as a working instrument, the easiest thing they could do is give you your money back.
The only other alternative would be to try other necks you would have to purchase off places like ebay, which will be an expensive, time consuming, and frustrating excersize.View Item&ss Page Name=STRK: MEWNX: IT&item=150277026507 It really looked like a Conn stencil in the auction.It has the Mercedes key guard on low C, adjustable RH thumb rest, spatula keys.I new to the sax so Iwould really appreciate any help I have got to find a mouthpiece for this thing. I'll include the write up on it below because if nothing else, I thought it interesting. USA) SUPER DELUXE Alto Sax/Saxophone With Buescher Case(see actual photos).Hi, I got a Getzen SUPER DELUXE Alto Sax for my son, but it is missing the neck. I got it for $175, it arrived without the neck and they said they've searched everywhere for it and its no where to be found, but they are willing to do what they have to in order to make me happy on this. The sax shows wear to the brass finish(scratches, some pitting) but I don't see any noticeable dings or dents.The only jarring notes were the red rollers on spatula keys (yes, I know.
I have other Italian saxophones), and the octave key, which has a round pearl on it.
In the absence of any real experts, maybe this info can get you started. I have a Getzen Super Deluxe Model, I imagine yours is the same in the Alto line. --------------------------------------------- Great, isnt it? Anyhow, Keilwerth did make stencil horns for Conn: the DJH Modified horns were H-Couf stencils.
Also, maybe you already know this, but in Deventer is a great sax shop, Saxofoonwinkel, and they might either know the answers to your question or at least point you in the right direction. By the way, used to have a girlfriend with the same name, same spelling. It's more probable that Conn and Keilwerth "shared" from each other. Thanks for that info about the Bundy, I'm happy to be proven wrong, and like you I've never seen a Conn without the 'mercedes' (with the exceptions that you quote). I'd think (I'm not a repairman, so it's just an opinion) that replacing those keyguards is pretty easy.
The Dolnet's are French engineered and the keyguards on this sax give it away as being that. I have also been told that it is by Rampone and Cazzani of Italy, and this is a stencil of theirs. I have someone else who says they are sure it is a Malerne alto, which is a good horn. I can't guarantee you what it is due to the tremendous amount of input and opinions, but it is an interesting saxaphone regardless!!
Please feel free to give me any feedback about what you think it might truly be. I just received some interesting and valuable information about this insrument from someone who lives in Elkhorn, Wisconsin-where the sax was made, and is engraved with that on it.
Stitch - I'm still unconvinced, but I got a reply from the seller and he's convinced. ) - Conn never made a model 48M, and certainly didn't stamp 'M' model numbers on stencils as far as I know - only on 'Conn' brand horns. Conn stencil SERIAL numbers generally do not begin with an M, but a P.