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Vintage CG Conn New Wonder II 'Chu Berry' Series Tenor Sax - Serial # 224546

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Our Price: $ 1,350.00

Product ID: 224546ConnTenor

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LOW As-Is Price - Needs Restoration

This is a 1928 vintage C.G. Conn New Wonder II “Chu Berry” model tenor sax, serial number 224546. This horn needs a proper restoration, but with our repair shop backed up for months, we've made the decision to sell this one “as is” at a very low price, in hopes that the next owner has the time to properly restore it.

 

Since Conn was not offering lacquer as an option in 1928, it's my guess that this tenor was originally sold as a bare brass horn, and was later sent back to the factory for lacquering. There are no signs of buffing or relacquering, and the lacquer is the same factory air bake lacquer that Conn was using the early 1930s. Physically, the horn has been around the block, and shows dings and dimples, previous repairs that come with a sax that has been out in the real world being played. It will need a good few hours of dent work, and a resolder or two as needed. The original neck has been pulled down, but our pro repair team will do the neck work before shipping, and that is included in the price.

 

This tenor arrived to us on old pads well past prime, so it will need a full repad/overhaul. If you've been on the lookout for a stellar vintage Conn Chu tenor, this horn will not disappoint. With a proper overhaul and regulation, it will be playing as good as it ever has, and is a fine horn for players looking for that classic American jazz sound.