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C melody

Conn’s roots date back to the 19th century when it was founded by Charles Gerard Conn. The company gained a strong reputation for brass instruments, but they also produced saxophones, especially during the early to mid-20th century. The C melody was part of the series of saxophones pitched in C and F intended by the instrument’s inventor, Adolphe Sax, for orchestral use.
Conn
C melody
C-Melody
1922
USA
C
B♭-F
Brass, Gold plated, Silver plated
25
71.5
Notes on this instrument

This is one of the first instruments that formed by collection, as mentioned in the introduction.

 

Compared to the curved neck C- Melody, the straight neck  has a very sweet and remarkable tone. Both have quite different tones!

Photograph of the C-melody being performed
Geldrop, Netherlands, 2006

 

Photograph of the C-melody being performed
L1 Radio, Netherlands, 2006

 

 Photograph of a radio host interviewing the historian

 

Photograph of the C-melody being performed

 

Photograph of the C-melody being performed

 

Photograph of the C-melody being performed
Toonzaal, den Bosch, Netherlands, 2006

 

Photograph of the C-melody being performed
Performing with Symphonic windband Amsterdam, NedPho koepel, 2014

 

Photograph of the C-melody being performed

 

Photograph of the C-melody being performed
rehearsing with the Orquestra de Saxos Redondela, Spain, 2017

 

Photograph of the C-melody being made in a vintage photo

 

Photograph of an old Conn Post card
1950, Conn factory

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