This C.G. Conn New Wonder I silver tenor saxophone is in excellent condition with 90-95% of the brushed silver finish and gold wash bell remaining. There are a couple of visible re-solder points at key guards, body posts, and the neck tenon receiver at the top of the horn. Please see the pictures for details. The serial number on the horn is “115118” making this a vintage 1923 tenor saxophone. The engraving on the bell reads “Made by C.G. Conn LTD. Elkhart-Ind. U.S.A.”. “PATD.DEC.8.1914. 1119954 T” is engraved on the back of the horn above the serial number with “L” engraved below the serial number. This denotes that the horn is in low pitch. Until 1940, Conn made horns both high and low-pitched. The condition of the neck is very good and shows the saddle has been re-soldered and shows evidence of dent removal. It comes in a good used replacement case. There is no mouthpiece included.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Key Plating: Approximately 95%+ of the original key plating remains with light player wear to the touch spots.
It has approximately 90-95% of the silver finish.
It has approximately 90-95% of the copper/gold wash bell finish.
Player Wear: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
The Bow: Almost no dents in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Pad Condition: The pads are in very good used condition.
Resonator Type: Plastic resonators.
The Neck: The neck has approximately 90-95% of the finish remaining with light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece, ligature, or accessories are 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 T (above the serial number) L (below the serial number).
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