Product ID: 158523ConnAlto
This is a cool old C.G. Conn “Chu Berry” vintage alto sax, serial number 158523. This is a portrait model Conn in pristine original gold plate, featuring unique engraving of an elk on the bell. The sax looks incredible and is playing well.
Checking out the engraving on this horn, I am reminded again of the mastery of Conn's crafstmanship back in the day. You just don't see this kind of detail anymore. The sax looks fantastic, with greater than 99% original gold plating intact, and only minor wear in a couple spots where you can see the silver plating underneath poking through. Physically, the horn shows no major past dents or repairs, and the rolled tone holes have never been filed on. The microtuner mechanism on the original neck works perfectly.
This sax is currently playing very well on older Conn reso-pads. Though they are getting up there in age, the sax is playing great so we have decided to sell it as is at a low price. It plays with a sweet tone and a very open feel, with a good response. Ships in its original case.