1925 Conn - New Wonder II "Chu Berry" Alto
- Year: 1925
- Make: Conn
- Model: New Wonder II " Chu Berry"
- Status: SOLD
- Finish: Original Silver Plate & Gold bell
- Serial Number: 146,262
(On Consignment - Plays mellow, Sultry)
Ser.# m146,xxx dates to 1925. Excellent condition "Chu" with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, everything we love. Original Silver plate and Satin highlights model, in very nice overall condition with the goldwash bell also.
***This is one of my favorite chu serial numbers (the early ones).
Now, if you've never played a Chu, they are stunningly powerful altos...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.
PADS: The pads are NO RESO or RIVET style, aka: it will have an original 1920s sound! The tan pads without rivet do date it to be an older repad as the only negative that I can report on this particular sax. Typical pads wear on the common upper pads: palm keys + low Eb.
CASE: original conn wood case with the purple lining in great shape for ~100yrs of age.
Sound Files to enjoy other Chu Altos...
NOTE: this custom alto needs its own Sound File to fully understand what this rebuild did to the tone
Item #: WWSConTH1S1.0S0.11292.0-C0