1926 Conn New Wonder II Tenor
- Year: 1926
- Make: Conn
- Model: New Wonder II, (NWI Tranny)
- Status: For Sale!
- Finish: Relacquered
- Serial Number: 167,02x
(On Consignment - Rebuild recommended, Plays rough to low E)
Killer sax for the money - it factor serial number - front sax, backup, etc. It can do what you want it to do. Huge tone and it will have a big big sound. Can you handle the attention?
ERGOS: Early-era NWII with no tilted E3 lever on the side. Most people will find these "old" and "awkward", however, you'll find many Conn lovers who would never trade their New Wonder I or II for a Selmer (tone preferences). Although the sax is not in original finish, I'm not too worried about it. The major build note is that the Opt F# guard is gone. It not a critical part for playing, but must be noted. One may be able to be found and added at any time.
SOUND: Expect a huge, robust Conn tone with the early "smoke" of a true vintage sax.
Chadd Comments: "There is a new voodoo here at WWS about Conn NWI/II transitionals like this sax #166-172K so far, maybe up to #185k. They have some "it factor" in their tone that can make you wonder if they have that same cult understanding like Selmer Mark VIs in different serial numbers. I am strongly suggesting that Conn has this; and this sax is one of those early-# killers."
REBUILD: You can make it your own! I have done many versions of pad + reso setups on these models.
CASE: An old wood case that looks like a 10M era but it good usable shape ...or... add an upgrade to my recommendation on the new Protec XL ($250) to pair with it for a discount ($Ask for pricing).
Sound Files on Conn NWII/"Chu Berry" saxes:
- 1.TENORs-4x_Conn Chu New Wonder II #243k, Keilwerth Tone King #37k-Plastic wF#, The Martin Tenor #166k, Conn 10M #H42k, on an early Berg 105 boat tail, Sound File 10-20176:45
- 4.TENOR- VI_ChuTranny_B400THC2:24