Conn 1925 ‘New Wonder II – “Chu Berry”‘ Bb Soprano, Nickel #165,897

1925 Conn "New Wonder II" Soprano

SALE Price: $999.00

Limited Time Sale!

  • Year:  1925
  • Make:  Conn
  • Model: New Wonder II
  • Status:  For Sale!
  • Finish: Original Nickel
  • Serial Number: 165,897

COMBO SET: Sax, Mouthpiece, Ligature, Cap, Lyre - with original pads from the 1920s!

A beautiful, rare time-capsule find in original white pads without resos or even rivets! AND it plays! Plays OK/Good on 95 year old pads!

Keyed to F with the modern layout(!), Finish: Original Nickel plating is in excellent condition. This is the early era of the NW2 before the less desired "stretch" model came about. I know this will be a fantastic player as my #147k is amazing(*biased opinion).

CASE: Original case in beautiful condition to match.

MOUTHPIECE: Combo Sale for the collectors... Included is a Conn Tuneable soprano mouthpiece with ligature and cap. It is rubber and measures at 0.045".

*Due to the transitional era in 1925 from the New Wonder 1 to 2, I suspect that this will be very much more closely linked in sound to my personal 1924 Conn NW1 (in sound files below). It may actually be better labeled as a New Wonder I/II Transitional model like the many tenors that I've had around this serial number.

Sound File of Conn New Wonder 1 - Curved vs Straight
  1. 1.
    STE-043SOP-ConnWondersCurvedvsStrt
    0:57
  2. 2.
    SOPRANOs-Keilwerth New King #54k, Martin Handcraft #51k, Conn New Wonder 147k, on Selmer Super Session mouthpiece, Sound File 11-2019
  3. 3.
    Worldwide Sax
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    SOPRANOs-1988 Yamaha YSS-62Rii Purple 10,1xx, Yamaha YSS-62 Purple 10,8xx, Conn 1924 #147k, Mouthpiece-Selmer Super Session Sound File 3-2019
    3:35
  4. 4.
    1:19
  5. 5.
    SOPRANOs-Conn1924WonderI_Yani-Buescher400-VIcopy1981_Buffet-SA18-20_1940s50s-2889
    6:02
  6. 6.
    SOPRANO-1924Conn_JKTheNewKing_KingMa
    2:52
  7. 7.
    SOP-ConnWonder,VI,KingMarigaux
    1:40

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