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Vintage C.G. Conn Gold Plated New Wonder II Chu Berry 'Baby Portrait', Serial #152651

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Our Price: $ 2,095.00

Product ID: 152651ConnChuGPAlt

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Conn Gold Plated Portrait
This is truly beautiful gold plated C.G. Conn gold plated New Wonder II Chu Berry “Portrait” alto saxophone, serial number 152651. The sax shows off a gorgeous original gold plated finish which is complemented by elaborate floral engraving with a portrait centerpiece. (Picture 40 ) This is easily one of the coolest horns we have in the shop at the moment. 
 
The Conn altos from this period featured rolled tone construction with a trill G# key, finger nail file G# and a micro tuner neck. This one in particular has the original key pearls and rollers. The alto is in solid physical condition from top to bottom. It does show a modest amount of play time from the years of use but not to bad for a horn made in 1925. Its body tube, bow, bell and bell flare are all in great shape. Looking over the saxophone closely you can see past solder repairs on some of he lower key guards Its bow cap was also very slightly pushed in but the condition of the bow itself is still excellent. The original Conn neck with micro tuner is with this saxophone. It is in very good condition and has never been pulled down. The micro tuner is free moving and in perfect working order. There is a small wear spot just below the micro tuner on one side ( photo 46 ) 
 
The sax came into our shop playing up a storm on a pad job from another shop that is just a few years old. All of the leather pads and metal resonators are in great shape and still have a ton of life left on them. The saxophone is about due for some general set-up work which would need to be completed before it can be considered in perfect playing condition. But because the sax is currently playing great we are offering it in as is condition at a lower price. 
 
This alto plays with super fast intake of air flow and a tremendous free blowing response. It has a very deep full resonating sound which is deep and complex. The gold plating on the sax also seems to further enhance its all ready ultra rich sound. The sax came into our shop playing up a storm on a pad job from another shop that is just a few years old. All of the leather pads and metal resonators are in great shape and still have a ton of life left on them. The saxophone is about due for some general set-up work which would need to be completed before it can be considered in perfect playing condition. But because the sax is currently playing great we are offering it in as is condition at a lower price. This saxophone ships out with a nice Hiscox hard case.