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Great Price! Original Gold Plated Conn 'Chu Berry' Alto Saxophone - Serial # 176162

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Our Price: $ 1,850.00

Product ID: 176162ConnAlto

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This is a very nice, 1926 vintage Conn “Chu Berry” series alto sax in original gold plate, serial number 176162. This alto is a sweet little player and has recently been completely repadded. It ships in tip-top shape and ready to bring years of enjoyment.

 

The original gold plating on this alto shows only light wear from normal use, mostly on the usual touch points. Overall it is still 90-95% intact. The horn shows some history of past dent work in the bottom bow area, but otherwise is straight from top to bottom. The original neck has never been pulled down or damaged. The rolled tone holes have never been filed on, and are in excellent condition. The horn was recently fully repadded, using good leather pads and brown nylon resonators. It is sealing well and the action feels great under your hands.

 

This alto plays with a very sweet, melodic sound, and has a pure voice. It takes your air comfortably without much resistance, and its sound is nice and fat as you'd expect on a vintage Conn. There's a lot of quality modern horns being made today, but don't forget these classic American made saxes, they have a sound and feel that cannot be replicated.