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Shooting Star

The Conn Shooting Star is a line of saxophones that was produced by the C.G. Conn company in Mexico. These saxophones were typically designed as student or beginner models, and they were manufactured during the mid-20th century. The Shooting Star series is known for its affordability and durability, making it a popular choice for students and beginners who are just starting to learn the saxophone.
Conn
Shooting Star
Alto
1970
Mexico
Eb
B♭-F
Brass, Gold lacquer
24
63.6
Notes on this instrument

This was one of the first models I started to play saxophone on, and had to add one for the collection just because of sentimental value!

The lacquer on this particular saxophone is almost perfect. The instrument I played on in the 1980s was definitely not in good condition like the one you see now. A common issue with these horns was the deterioration of the lacquer due to them being student horns.

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