The Latest at the National Saxophone Museum
Follow the restoration of the one-of-a-kind, experimental 10M Loomis tenor saxophone. Developed by Conn's chief engineer Allen Loomis, this saxophone features a double resonance neck, lower bow, and left-side bell keys. Once heavily oxidized and corroded, this instrument has been returned to playing condition for the first time in almost a century.
These three men sat next to each other in the Buescher Band Instrument factory hand engraving instruments for nearly 35 years. Two of them, fast friends, worked side by side for nearly 50 years at both Buescher and Conn.
“‘Let’s build the finest saxophone ever conceived – a saxophone that will enable the great artists to transcend today’s idea of playing excellence.’