1925 Conn - New Wonder II "Chu Berry" Alto
Silver & Gold [Finish Type #1]
- Year: 1925
- Make: Conn
- Model: New Wonder II " Chu Berry"
- Status: For Sale
- 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.
Sound Files to enjoy other Chu Altos...
Item #: WWSConOH0W9.0W0.02112.1-C0-L001