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Great Playing CG Conn Chu Berry Tenor Sax w/ New Pads - Serial # 221515

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This is a nicely updated C.G. Conn New Wonder II “Chu Berry” series tenor sax, serial number 221515. This tenor is an awesome player for anyone looking for a solid tenor on a budget. It has good pads and is playing up a storm.

 

This tenor was stripped long ago, and later given a clear coat of lacquer. The result is a truly unique look. We see new horns from manufacturers trying to replicate just this kind of appearance! The horn is straight top to bottom; it does show some minor history of past dent work here and there, but nothing that stands out and all is clean. Rolled tone holes are all in stellar shape. A past owner has added sugru at the octave key thumbrest as well as extending off the bis key, both of which add comfort and better playability. The original right hand thumbrest has been swapped out for a modern swivel ergonomic feel, a huge bonus for comfort.

 

This tenor was repadded within the last couple years, using premium firm leather pads and domed metal resonators. It was also later adjusted by John Leadbetter. The sax is just starting to get that “broken in” kind of feel, but all pads are still sealing up well and the sax blows comfortably and easily to low Bb. This is a workhorse kind of player, very easy blowing and it responds lightning fast to your air. Great all-around jazz horn for an unbeatable price. Ships in a Reunion Blues leather gig bag.