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Original Satin Silver Plated CG Conn 'Transitional' Chu Alto Sax - Art Deco - Serial # 249393

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Our Price: $ 1,750.00

Product ID: 249393ConnAlto

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Here's a sweet 1930 vintage C.G. Conn “transitional” Chu Berry alto sax, serial number 249393, in gorgeous original silver plate. This alto looks incredible and is a sweet player to boot.

 

This alto features a matte silver plated body, with burnished (shiny) silver plated keys and inlayed engraving. The engraving is the iconic art deco style of this vintage of Conn. The plating is a solid 95%+ intact, and there are no signs of past dent work or repair anywhere in this horn. All of the rolled tone holes are perfect and have never been filed on. The neck is original, with double socket receiver and microtuner mechanism.

 

This alto was last padded using metal Noyek waffle style resonators, and while the pads look to be getting up there in years, I think they still have some life left in them, and the horn is sealing well as it sits. This sax will get a fresh adjustment from our repair shop before shipping, where we'll replace some key adjustment corks and felts and make sure everything is in proper regulation, but keep in mind that a repad is probably not too far off in the future.

 

This alto plays with a real sweet, lush tone, and remains an overall free blowing instrument. It takes your air well and responds quickly to your air column. When you really push it, you can feel this alto come alive under your fingers with a wonderful resonance. It's a lovely horn to look at and to play! Ships in its original Conn hard case.