C.G. Conn New Wonder II “Chu Berry” Straight Soprano Saxophone 1925 Serial #M157994


Vintage saxophone in excellent condition with 80% of the original lacquer, nail file G#, and rolled tone holes. Amazing jazzy sound.




This C.G. Conn New Wonder II “Chu Berry” straight soprano saxophone is in excellent condition with 80-85% of the original lacquer remaining. There is no evidence of any real damage except that the bell edge has a very minor wave to it. The bottom thumb ring on the back of the horn is just slightly out of round. One of the rollers on the left-hand pinky key cluster is chipped and the pearl for the top thumb rest has been worn down. Please see the pictures for details. The serial number on this saxophone is “M157994” making this a 1925 vintage saxophone. The engraving reads “Made by C.G. Conn LTD. Elkhart. Ind. U.S.A.” on the bell. Engraved by the serial number on the back of the horn is “PATD. DEC. 8. 1914. 1119954 S M157994 L”. This denotes that the horn is in low pitch. Until 1940, Conn made horns both high and low-pitched. This saxophone has the nail file G# key, rolled tone holes, ring style thumb rest and it has all the original mother-of-pearl rollers. It comes in its original case which is in good used condition. No mouthpiece is included. This saxophone plays great with a super warm, cool jazzy sound. 

Additional Information:
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 80-85% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: No dents and dings and very minor bell edge damage.
Pad Condition: The pads are in a combination of newer and older used conditions.
Resonator Type: Combination of metal and plastic resonators.
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece, ligature, or accessories are included.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: Made by C.G. Conn LTD. Elkhart. Ind. U.S.A. (on the bell) PATD. DEC. 8. 1914. 1119954 S M157994 L (on the back of the horn).

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Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 32 × 12 × 12 in