Conn 1923 ‘New Wonder I’ Eb Alto, Gold plate Artist Full Naked Lady (in water) #117k (Archived)

1923 Conn New Wonder I - Gold Artist - Alto

Full Naked Lady (in water)

Price: $SOLD
  • Year:  1923
  • Make:  Conn
  • Model:  New Wonder I, Artist
  • Status:  SOLD!
  • Finish:  Original Gold Plate
  • Serial Number: 117,xxx

Ser.# 117,xxx dates to 1923. There appears to be silver inlay on the field and the lady's towel.   There is some normal wear on the side/palm keys and other common areas.  I am considering how much to re-Gold but it looks ok as it--just played mostly worn into the silver; these Artist models always deserve replating work though. These are great lookers and I'm always compelled to make it as pretty as I can. Ergos are not that great, but i know a lot of players that play them in spite of the 20's design and would never switch to a Selmer.  Tone-wise...these are warmer than the later Chu era Conn's and bring a full warmth to the sound.  Comes in a newer (still old) TRI-PACK case that still has the clarinet 'zone', and flute case elastic straps where a whole flute case might fit in there! I'd have to check again. It's all in sturdy condition. (For shipping it's a Tenor size)  I will repad it, with a Conn-style, French standard repad (aka, a vintage rebuild, a 899.00 rebuild).

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Item #: WWS4.1E7.21.441-1-0-0