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A Conn 12M "Crossbar" Baritone Saxophone to low Bb, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The last owner is the well known musician, Paul Harvey. Paul was for many years Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, in Twickenham. He was also the author of the "Saxophone" in Yehudi Menuhin series of music guides.
This instrument was bought second hand by Paul in the 1980s. The original owner had been a member of the band on the "Queen Mary" & this saxophone has voyaged many times across the Atlantic. For an instrument most likely made in the 1950s the condition is good. There are numerous solder repairs, minor dings, and much wear to the original lacquer. All tan leather pads are in good condition. The serial numbers are 354262. There are three supplied m'pices, the original which shows much wear, a Tonalin S/N 108463 with 4* facing, and a more "polite" Yamaha 5C. There is also a stand, which has been customised to support a Baritone, and a BG sling. Several Vandoren reeds of different strengths are included also. The instrument comes in a Vincent Bach Gig bag. These Baritones are famed for their warm, robust, tone, and this is a prime example.