This is a classic Conn Virtuoso Deluxe Model Chu Berry alto saxophone in beautiful burnished gold plate. The serial number is 165341. This horn has incredible hand engraving that covers the bell, bottom bow and bodytube. It has pearls on ALL of the touch pieces, along with rolled toneholes and split bell keys. The plating is 95% intact with only slight wear on a few of the keys.
This horn had a complete overhaul by Aaron Barnard in 2002 and was brought back to excellent playing condition. It has the highest quality leather pads and custom brass resonators.
The physical condition is excellent as this horn was professionally owned and played and very well cared for. There are NO dents and NO resoldered joints. There are no signs of any repaired damages. The neck is the original single socket tuner style neck and has about 95% of the original plating intact. The tenon has been professionally resoldered. All of the pearls are original and all of the rollers are original except for the low C key roller, which is a black replacement that fits and functions perfectly.