Here's an indescribably rare collector's saxophone. This is a C.G. Conn virtuoso deluxe "finish 000" c-soprano saxophone from the Saxquest museum's collection. The virtuoso edition saxophones were made by special order only and very few sopranos were ever produced. This sax was quadurple gold plated and finished in a burnished style. Its elaborately engraved with the portrait of a woman and has extensive engraving up the body tube of the sax. Every key touch is finely cut and fitted with a shaped pearl. Given the small size of a c-soprano this is no small feat and highlights the talent and craftmanship of the workers at Conn at this time.
The sax plays with a beautiful tone and speaks freely up into the palm keys. It has the patented Conn rolled tone holes and its only keyed to high Eb as were all Conn c-sopranos of this vintage. The gold plating shows very little wear.