Conn 1928 ‘New Wonder II – “Chu Berry”‘ Bb Tenor, Silver, Custom (Archived)

1928 Silver Conn New Wonder II "Chu Berry" Tenor

Price: SOLD
  • Year:  1928
  • Make:  Conn
  • Model: New Wonder II "Chu Berry"
  • Status:  Sold!
  • Finish: Original Silver plate
  • Serial Number: m211,xxx

OK!, this great sax that has seen better days. These are great players, so I wanted to make it someone's perfect gig sax! AND improve the cosmetics! Slightly abused, but nothing major. LET'S MAKE IT AWESOME.
Named: "Hotrod", Ser.# m211,xxx. another great "Chu" in original silver, with gold wash bell (in good shape) with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, everything we love. Overall it's in good condition with minor wear only on a few key tops and rods! Upon initial inspection, there was one main 'damage story' in its past: the lower edge looks to have taken a knock, the bell-to-body brace needs resoldered, the rear body tube will need aligned to the bow (de-soldered damage), and address the front knock, address dents to the high palm keys, messy solders, remove the unnecessary lyre holder, The Front F rocker arm went missing but I'll fabricate a replacement of some sort (if not, replace it with a spare one!). Just call her by Name: "Hot Rod".
Now, if you've never played a Chu, they are stunningly powerful tenors...big fat sound top to bottom. 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.

WWS SPECIAL CUSTOM PROJECT - "Hot Rod - The Super Gigger":
~White Roo pads to be dyed RED.
~Resos: to-the-max sized Silver Resotech resonators--3mm shy of the tone holes!
This will be a stunning sax cosmetically, but I want it to make the guitar
players turn their ears! Other ideas:
~New Selmer Thumb hook?
~upgrade the octave KEYWORK (See progress photo).
~NEW case
~I even plan to include extra pads for your future needs! I'm just thinkin' of ya and
not wanting you to have to solve the RED pads at a later date. You're welcome.
Yes, that means Custom WWS Red Roo pads.
~selmer key guards???
~fabricating keywork?!?!?!? ... "project"...

Available, In Progress
At its current rate, it will end up on "Our Finest" for the [fun] things we're doing!
Item #: WWS5.6S0.01.241.4-0