Overall, this sax is in good condition with high mileage as a player and unknown history. Here's one of the most in demand Conn Tenors with the Art Deco engraving. The silver is deceiving to the eye because it could fool many people; I noticed some very hidden marks that lead me to conclude that the silver was re-plated later. I have not verified whether or not this was silver to begin with.
During the rebuild, I expect to find more clues. Two resolders to mention, Eb trill guard and the low C guard. CONS(not Conns): PRICE REDUCTION REFLECTS.... The Eb trill pad is reverse-sprung (closed/unusable); the lever arm was gone on arrival. The E-rod-brace (this is in the center of the E3 span) was also broken.
It has been left unrepaired and as it arrived. ERGOS: Late-era Chu with the tilted E3 lever on the side a plus!
Most people will find Conns "old" and "awkward", however, you'll find many Conn lovers who would never trade their Chu for a Selmer (tone preferences). SOUND: Expect a huge, robust Conn tone with the early "smoke" of a true vintage sax. REBUILD: True Restoration to the cosmetic finish. Rebuild complete with White Roo pads and upgraded Silver, Oversized Resotech resonators & some premium upgrades in materials. This extra love prompts me to seek a proper case upgrade.NOTES: WorldwideSax has a 3-Day Trial policy that you may inquire about further information. Sax may be a bit more tarnished since the photos were take. A quick silver cloth polishing can be done, or I can help you see current photos if you would prefer a'light aging' look.
Item #:WWS1S6.0S0.12061.6-C0517. LOOKS GREAT - PLAYS GREAT! The item "Conn 1930 ART DECO, New Wonder II Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone WORLDWIDESAX" is in sale since Thursday, March 21, 2019.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "worldwidesaxonline" and is located in Seattle, Washington.
This item can be shipped worldwide.