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by judithhood
(4 posts)
2 years ago

Conn saxophone identification question

i have a conn tenor serialno m176820 do you know if this is a new wonder series 11 and can you help to date this

 

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  1. by Saxquest
    (296 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: Conn saxophone identification question

    I'd be happy to help. The serial number would indicate a 1928 Conn New Wonder. Can you post a couple photos of the sax here? That would be most helpful.

    Cheers,

         Mark Overton
         www.saxquest.com

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    1. by judithhood
      (4 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: Conn saxophone identification question

      the engraving on the bell says g c conn ltd elkhart ind usa sole english agents the saxaphone shop ltd 40 gerrard london  thanks  judith

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      1. by judithhood
        (4 posts)

        2 years ago

        Re: Conn saxophone identification question

        photos on here

         

         

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        1. by GFC
          (332 posts)

          2 years ago

          Re: Conn saxophone identification question

          Looks nice!  Does your G# keytouch have a cross-hatch pattern?  Couldn't really tell from the photo.  If it does, that's the telltale sign that it is a New Wonder II, or "Chu Berry" horn.  Am I mistaken, or does it have body post type stops for the D and Eb palm keys?

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        2. by judithhood
          (4 posts)

          2 years ago

          Re: Conn saxophone identification question

           yes g# does have a cross hatch patern and it does have post type stops for the d and eb palm key

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        3. by Saxquest
          (296 posts)

          2 years ago

          Re: Conn saxophone identification question

          Correct! The cross-hatch G# was adopted at about 140xxx, so a 178xxx should definitely have this and would certainly be what we refer to as New Wonder series II or "Chu Berry".

          Cheers,
               Mark Overton
               www.saxquest.com

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        4. by GFC
          (332 posts)

          2 years ago

          Re: Conn saxophone identification question

          That's interesting that it has the post stops.  I'd been led to believe that they were just on the older New Wonders.

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