This C.G. Conn New Wonder II or “Chu Berry Style” Silver Alto Saxophone is in excellent condition with 95% or more of the original silver plating and light player wear on mostly on the touch spots and the keys. It has just come back from the shop where it was cleaned, adjusted, and repadded. There is evidence that a few dents were taken out of the bow, but currently, there are no dents or dings in the horn. The serial number is “M176476” making this a vintage 1926-1927 horn. Furthermore, engraved above the serial number is “PAT Dec 8, 1914, 1119954 A” and below the serial number is engraved the letter “L.” This denotes that the horn is in Low Pitch. (Until the mid-1940’s, Conn made horns both High, and Low Pitched horns.) A few other features of this horn include a nail file G# key, rolled tone holes, split bell keys, and a micro tuner neck! The engraving on the bell is super clean and reads “C.G. Conn Ltd Elkhart, Ind.”You will notice that this saxophone has a polished silver bell engraving, a brushed silver body and a gold wash bell. This horn also comes with the original microtuner neck and the original mouthpiece. The neck is in great shape with no evidence of a pulldown and mouthpiece is in good used condition. The engraving on the mouthpiece is an eagle clutching a lyre with the words “Conn Trademark”. It comes in the original case, which is getting a little old but still solid. (New replacement cases are available for all saxophones for a small fee upon request.)
This Alto Sax plays beautifully up and down the register with a warm, round tone and great intonations. It’s got that classic “Chu Berry” sound that lots of people really love.
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