Sarge is workin’ on the Conn C Soprano Sax

Sarge is trying to save the rusty time capsule that is a Conn C, yes you read it C not Bb, soprano sax. The springs were so rusted they looked like cheetos. I get monthly reports and I cross my fingers that this baby will recover because of Sarge’s TLC the last few months.
 
To get the rods to break loose takes spraying them down, using a little heat, but not enough to start a fire, and then gentle pressure. Fortunately the body of the sax isn’t in too terrible shape. Suzy has finished refurbishing the case with a nice alligator material and new felt interior.
 
Now, will I be able to do justice playing it? I have a number of candidate mouthpieces that I have selected based on other people’s experiences with the Conn C soprano sax. You can read more about that on the SOTW forum. It is truly a labor of love for an instrument that is no longer in production… anywhere.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra), and enjoy time with family and friends.
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