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by zack_lentz
(2 posts)
4 years ago

Conn new wonder series 2

I was looking at one of these saxophones on ebay. It says the year is c.1923 and I was wondering if anyone could help me decide if this would be a good decision to buy. The price is 1500 btw. 

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  1. by GFC
    (792 posts)

    4 years ago

    Re: Conn new wonder series 2

    If it's from 1923 it's a Series 1, not a Series 2.  The most easily recognized feature distinguishing the two is the "nail file" cross-hatching on the G# key of the Series 2.  $1500 definitely high for a Series 1 tenor, and even more out of whack for an alto.  

    There are considerable compromises involved with older horns, mostly about mechanics and ergonomics.  Whether or not those compromises are a deal breaker for you is a personal decision.  Only you know your own priorities as a player.

    Matt Stohrer has some good videos on old Conns in his Repairman's Overview series on Youtube.

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    1. by zack_lentz
      (2 posts)

      4 years ago

      Re: Conn new wonder series 2

      Thank you for the information I will keep looking. 
       

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