Conn 1925 ‘New Wonder II – “Chu Berry”‘ Eb Alto, Silver #146,26x(Archived)

1925 Conn - New Wonder II "Chu Berry" Alto

Price:  SOLD
  • 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
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Item #: WWSConTH1S1.0S0.11292.0-C0