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This is a Conn New Wonder II (sometimes referred to as a Chu Berry) alto sax made in 1926 in Elkhart, Indiana, USA.
One of our favourite horns, the Conn New Wonders have a gorgeous, wonderful, fat tone and play great! There's a massive resurgence in these older Conns - many players are looking for that warmer, beefier sound that you can achieve on these rather than the standard Selmer focused tone.
It has been fully stripped, washed and professionally rebuilt (all new calf pads, felts, corks - £400 worth of work!). It was finished in the original satin silver plate body with bright silver plate key work and almost all the plating has worn off both the body and keywork (perhaps 8% plating intact). This has left it with a very cool, authentic patina - the body looks great as it was a frosted plate and now has a frosted looking matt body - very unique and we love it! This is not a closet horn and has been played, there are a few bruises and knocks here and there as you would expect for a 93 year old horn but nothing serious - a good, honest sax!
TONE is HUGE! You will be noticed with this horn! It has a massive presence - super fat and incredibly easy to play - high end absolutely sings and the lower register is gorgeous. Tuning is great, action is very light and quick - lots of fun to play!
Overall a very nice, super playing, vintage, American, classic horn with all the work done - these things are increasing in value every year and getting harder to find!
Comes complete with a vintagel, good, clean condition hard case plus a brand new Hiscox Pro II shaped flight case (made in UK worth £150) and of course our famous 12 month warranty!
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*REFURBISHED - a refurbished instrument has (at the very least) been stripped, washed, cleaned, polished, professionally rebuilt and set up to play perfectly. Worn corks, felts and pads will have been replaced, spring tensions balanced, key heights adjusted etc. Some instruments will have been completely overhauled using all new pads - any specialist work or customization will be included in the instrument description.
ALL refurbished instruments come with a full 12 month warranty!