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Gorgeous Original Silver Conn Chu Berry Alto Sax - Freshly Repadded - Serial # 192582

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Our Price: $ 1,595.00

Product ID: 192582ConnChuAlto

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Beautifully restored 1926 vintage C.G. Conn New Wonder “II” model alto sax in original silver plate, serial number 192582. Known better as the Chu Berry model, this alto was just overhauled in the Saxquest shop by Hunter Murray. It has been cleaned, polished, and repadded, and is in perfect playing shape. You'd never guess it was approaching 100 years old by how great it looks and plays!

 

The original matte silver plate is in fantastic shape, and is 98%+ intact with only nominal wear to speak of. There are no dents or dings and no signs of previous repair. All of the tone holes look great, and have never been filed on. This sax has all the features of the great Chu horns of this era: fingernail file G#, trill G#, double socket neck receiver with underslung octave key, and microtuner neck.

 

Hunter repadded this horn using premium firm leather pads and oversized, seamless metal resonators, with a slight curve/dome in them. The action has been precisely set for a Conn of this vintage and it feels like butter under your fingers. This is a smooth feeling sax, and a dynamic player. It takes your air quickly with little resistance, and plays with a big, spread sound with a lot of color in its tone. A classic American-made sax for vintage sax lovers! Ships in its original case.