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    Default Continental Colonial Tenor Sax - Made by Conn?

    Does anyone know who made a sax branded Continental Colonial? The instrument in question has many earmarks of a Conn Pan Am (set screws, right side neck tightening screw, faux MOP rollers, etc), but it DOES NOT have the Mercedes Benz logo low C key guard.

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    Default Re: Continental Colonial Tenor Sax - Made by Conn?

    Pictures?

    I had a Continental tenor that was an early '70s Yanagisawa.
    Go for The Tone,

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    Default Re: Continental Colonial Tenor Sax - Made by Conn?

    I saw an alto just like the tenor you are describing at a flea market. It looks like a Conn to me as well. Stencil of a Pan Am stencil of a Conn Chu?

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    Default Re: Continental Colonial Tenor Sax - Made by Conn?

    Didn't George Washington play that model? B
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    Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”
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    Default Re: Continental Colonial Tenor Sax - Made by Conn?

    Yes these are Conns for sure. Pretty much the same as the Pan-American line. Differs from a Conn: Not rolled tone holes, some aux keys not used, engraving not as fancy, no microtuner on altos and C mels, plating not as good, cheaper cases.
    I have a Conn stencil tranny (Sherwood) that is one of the best altos I have ever owned. A Conn stencil is an excellent way to have a Conn on a budget. Styles follow the normal Conn models. Serial numbers usually start with a "P".

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