Conn 1925 ‘New Wonder II – “Chu Berry”‘ Eb Alto, Silver & Gold, #161,16x (Archived)

1925 Conn - New Wonder II "Chu Berry" Alto

Silver & Gold [Finish Type #1]

Price:  SOLD
  • Year: 1925
  • Make: Conn
  • Model: New Wonder II " Chu Berry"
  • Status: SOLD
  • Finish: Original Silver Plate & Gold bell
  • Serial Number: 161,16x

(On Consignment - Plays Great)

Ser.# m161,xxx dates to 1925. Rare "Chu" finish with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, everything we love.  Original Silver plate and Satin body with gold plating on the keys and bell engraving inlay.  The side C rod and octave lever are not plated which leads me to believe they were used from another silver conn to save this one. I have to ability to replate individual keys should this be considered to help the completed look.

***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: "Like New" tan pads with flat metal reso. (Ask me if I finished the small adjustments to get it from playing good-to-great.)

CASE: Case is nice, and a MAX brand case. It is a molded wrap that looks like styrofoam shell with good padding and protection.

BONUS: it comes with a clear mouthpiece; like a Brilhart remake.

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Item #: WWSConOH0W9.0W0.02112.1-C0-L001