Vintage 1925 Conn Virtuoso Deluxe " Chu Berry" Model Alto Saxophone Gold Plated For Sale

USED VINTAGE 1924 CONNVIRTUOSO DELUXE"CHU BERRY"NEW WONDER II MODELALTO SAXOPHONE SERIAL# 1481XX. GOLD PLATED AND HAND BURNISHED, BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED BELL ,BOW, AND BODY. BEZEL SET PREMIUMMOTHER OF PEARL ON ALL KEY TOUCH PIECES. MICRO TUNER NECK.ITHAS RECENT OVERHAULALL NEW PADS WITH FLAT RESONATORS. ALL NEW FELTS AND KEY CORKSAS NEEDED. COMES WITH A VINTAGECONN CASE, MOUTHPIECE AND LEATHERNECKSTRAP ALL IN FAIR CONDITION ( THESE ITEMS ARE NOT ORIGINAL TO THIS HORNBUT ARE OF THIS VINTAGE ). ENGRAVING IS OF A CUPID BABY WITH FLORAL MOTIF THROUGHOUT, IT IS ORIGINAL AND NOT WORN DOWN. THE GOLD PLATING IS ABOUT 95% IT IS SCRATCHEDIN SPOTSAND THE PLATING ON THEKEYS ANDCERTAIN AREAS OF THE BODYHAVE SOME ISSUES WITH SOMEPITTING. THIS HORNHAS HAD SOME REPAIRSIN ITS PAST. THE NECK TENON AND NECK RECEIVER BOTH HAVE BEEN WORKED ON WITH THE NECK TENON BEING RESOLDERED AND THE HIGH E KEY POST WAS RESOLDERED. BOTH AREASSHOW SIGNS OF DENT REPAIR. SOME SCRATCHES AROUND THE POST ANDTHE SILVER PLATING CAN BE SEENON BOTH SPOTS. NECK DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN PULLED DOWN.THE BEZEL INLAID MOTHER OF PEARL LOOKS TO ALL BE ORIGINAL AS DO ALL THE ROLLERS THEY ARE QUITE BEAUTIFUL AND HAVE A GREAT FEEL.THE HORN STILL LOOKSAWESOME AND IT HAS A WARM, DARK, FOCUSED SOUND. THE HORN PLAYS NICELY AND THE ACTION IS LIGHT AND FAST.IN ABOUT 12 YEARS THIS BEAUTY WILL BE 100 YEARS OLD AND IT WILL BE A TRUE COLLECTIBLE ANTIQUE, A TRUE WORK OF ART AND ANEXAMPLE OF THEGREAT AMERICAN CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THIS ERA. IBELIEVE THIS HORN WOULD BE BEST SUITED FOR A PRO, ACOLLECTOR OR MUSEUM PERHAPS. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS. NO ZERO response buyers, NO NEGATIVE response buyers WITHOUT CONTACTING ME FIRST. SOLD AS IS BUT I WILL CONSIDERREFUNDING IF I HAVE GROSSLY MISREPRESENTED THIS INSTRUMENT.

On Jul-11-13 at 14:59:38 PDT, seller added the following information:

THIS HORN IS STAMPED WITH AN L BELOW THE SERIAL NUMBER SHOWING THAT IT WAS BUILT TO LOW PITCH STANDARDS ( A= 44O MODERN TUNING ).


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Vintage 1925 Conn Virtuoso Deluxe " Chu Berry" Model Alto Saxophone Gold Plated:
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