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Archived Saxophones

Conn 1930 ‘New Wonder II – “Chu Berry”‘ Eb Alto, Gold #234k

REDUCED $2,599.00! - was $3,249.00 - Custom Rebuild with Brown Chocolate Kangaroo Pads, and Gold plated (over silver) custom over-oversized Resotech resos (Flat, with matte spun finish). ***THIS IS A LOUD ALTO SAX!*** Ser.# m234,xxx dates to 1930. Excellent condition "Chu" with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, Goldwash bell, everything we love. Original gold plate and Satin gold highlights model, in very nice overall condition. 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. I will repad it, with a Conn-style, french standard repad. Pairing an original old Conn case to go with it.

Item #: WWS5.0S0.411.6-C16

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Keilwerth 2005 ‘SX90R “Shadow”‘ Eb Alto, #126k (Archived)

SOLD - A rare "Shadow" example. stunning craftsmanship, and modern JK tone. The Keilwerth G# lifter mechanism, on the original, sexy black pads to match. Adult owned and played professionally. These are "...nickel silver black nickel-plated body with clear lacquer finish, silver-plated keys, black leather pads with metal resonators, and black mother-of-pearl key inlays."

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Conn 1932 ‘6M’ Eb Alto, Transitional #253,3xx (Archived)

SOLD - The lowest-priced, rolled-tone-hole Conn that I've ever listed!!! One of the sought after Conn 6M Serial #s 253k, with rolled tone holes, G# trill key and underslung octave. Some medium damage to mention happened to the lower bow and some major damage to mention is the top of the neck. This may or may not be worth the worry to fix. I'm open to discussing it.
PADS: It has a recent tuneup from unnamed, out of state shop... most all the pads look decent except 1-3. Tan Pads & plastic resos.
TONE: It will be rich like a 6M. Expect it on the darker side due to the Ser#.
CASE: Currently with a vintage Martin case that is a poor fit. I wonder if I have something better around the shop... 

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Selmer 1929 ‘Model 26’ Eb Alto, #10,6xx (Archived)

SOLD - An undervalued 1920s sax that plays awesome. This sax had work done here at WWS in 9/2017 where we did a Full Disassembly and new oils everywhere, as well as gave it a necessary tuneup. It has a modified Bb1 pinky lever from the previous owner -- to help with classical studies.
FINISH: Bare Brass. I do suspect that the sax was relacquered (or at least a light buffing) prior to its current finish.
ERGOS: Although from the early selmer era, the ergos are not as bad on alto as they feel on tenor. Only potential complaint may be the pearl G#. Otherwise, the previous owner used it for classical studies through school!
CASE: A tri-pack selmer case in excellent condition! Protected by the leather wrap, the wear and tear on on the handles and the wrap. the case is very well preserved. 
PADS: Sax has good pads, tons of life left with plastic resos.
TONE: a "crisp" vintage tone. This is not as smooth as the later Selmer that most people may know. More power than a Buescher, and a little less depth/spread/richness than a Conn 6M.

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Conn 1946 ‘6M’ Eb Alto, #319,2xx (Archived)

SOLD - One of the last "good" Conn 6Ms: Serial #319k, with rolled tone holes, G# trill key and underslung octave. It has a recent repad from unnamed local shop where it looks like it was given tan prestini pads and flat metal resos with rivet (conn style) setup -- 2x pads are different with plastic resos (D1, bis).
Finish: Original Lacquer. Comes with original Conn Case is good shape.
TONE: Rich like a 6M. Great response!
CASE: Original conn wood case. in fair condition - functional. I will treat the case for 'old' odors.

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Cannonball 2009 ‘Big Bell Stone Series – Raven’ Bb Soprano, Curved, Black Nickel #130k (Archived)

SOLD - Who doesn't love the look of black nickel, must less matte black? I will confess that this sax has a tone that lives up to the "big bell" name. There is a nice mid-core resonance that mellows out the tone from other modern textures. It still contains the modern punch with the clarity and the metal resonators help that too - it is definitely 'louder' than a vintage sax.
Comes with TWO Necks, silver one for more clarity and ring, the black matte one for a softer, mellow tone. Sax has high F# & high G keys.
CASE: - Yes. Original hard case in great shape
Cosmetic Rating: 9.9
Item #:WWSConMPitt09.0S0.0S0.12011.7-F08

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