I stress that this is not a complete list of all differences, and doesn't include anything related to finish or engraving.
Also, this only includes the "mainstream" models and omits models such as the "New Invention" or "Connqueror".
The company was sold in 1980 then again in 1985, reorganized under the parent corporation United Musical Instruments (UMI) in 1986. Conn survives as a brand of musical instruments manufactured by Conn-Selmer. With the outbreak of the American Civil War he enlisted in the army on at the age of seventeen, despite his parents' protests.
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From what I understand the so-called "Transitional" models differ mostly from either New Wonder or Standard models in engraving.
New Wonder models are those with split bell keys, Standard models have one-sided bell keys. Conn called the saxophones that followed the New Wonder models the "Standard" model.
New Wonder For New Wonder models, the format should look like this: PATD. 8, 1914 1119954 Eb M153995 L What this means is this: Model names I am not going to recite a complete list of all Conn saxophone model names here; the objective is to clarify same perhaps rarely used proper names or frequently used incorrect names. The "New Invention" is an official Conn model name, produced between 19.
For all intents and purposes it appears to be a fancy "Wonder" model, differing only in finish and engraving. Produced between 1917 and approximately 1930, Conn called these simply "New Wonder".