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Frequently Asked Questions
What's the best way to take a photo of my sax?
Most people don’t have a professional photo shoot set up, and that’s ok!
Try to find a neutral background, white or black work best. Next, to reduce glare as much as possible, diffuse lighting works best. Try to take your photos outdoors on an overcast day or at dusk/dawn. Outside not an option? You can do the same inside but turn off any indoor lighting and take picutres at a time when there is enough natural light coming in that your photo can be taken and look good. Don’t use a flash. Please don’t apply any filters.
The shot we are looking for is of the bell graphics, from top to bottom, straight on in ‘portrait mode’. Our galleries are set up with photos with a 3:2 aspect ratio, so if possible use that. No idea what your aspect ratio is? No worries, just make sure you leave a little bit of room around the engraving so we can adjust without cutting off anything. Use the highest resolution possible with your camera or device.
If you have a ‘Naked Lady’ horn, please also include a close up of her as well.
We can touch up pics on our end if needed. In the end, we would rather have a photo of every sax engraved by Conn than a perfect photo of every sax engraved by Conn.
What information should I include?
So we can place saxes in our various galleries, please include as much information as possible. You should include the following: sax type (alto, tenor, etc), model, finish and serial number.
“Wait a minute, you want my full serial number?” – Yes, we do.
Some people don’t like to share serial numbers when selling or talking about their own horns, we get that. However, our galleries are anonymous, and we don’t save personal information about horns unless we are doing a Conncentration with your permission.
We can even ‘white out’ the last few digits upon request if you like in the gallery if necessary.
We want to show the historical progression of Conn saxophone engraving art. In order to do so, saxophones are ordered by serial number, so please include it.
I have a great story about the history of my sax, can I share it?
Please do, we intend to do some spotlights on horns, their history and owners if possible in an ongoing blog.
Hey, that's my sax! - What can I do to help
See your sax in the collection or in the missing serial numbers area? Awesome!
Help us out by verifying/updating serial numbers so we get every horn in the right order.
Think you can take a better picture? Please do and submit!
I used to have a Conn, but I only have crummy photos, should I submit them anyway?
A bad photo is better than no photo. Maybe the new owner will see it and update it for us.
I sent you my photos, where is my sax?
Posting incoming shots might take a while, but we will get there. Please remember this is a passion project, done in our spare time.
Do you pay for pictures?
We are not doing this for money nor do we want your money. We do this out of love for these horns and the artform. We simply want the world’s largest and most complete collection of Conn saxophone engravings, because that is very cool.
How about trumpets, trombones, tubas, etc?
Although our current focus is saxophones, we may expand to all Conn instruments in the future. You can certainly send in pictures, we might not get to them for a while though. Even John owns a Conn 40B trumpet with amazing art deco engraving waiting for the trumpet section to be created (he did sneak a photo of it on the site).