C.G. CONN Lacquer - Lady Portrait (Serial Number: 187901) Back to model

This is a vintage C.G. Conn New Wonder II bass saxophone in lacquer finish, serial number 187901.

The instrument has standard “Chu Berry” key features including finger nail file G# key and key work from low Bb to high Eb palm key. These horns also showcase alternate D# trill mechanism, usually these are called the 'back door' Eb trill, but this one is plainly right below the D-key tone-hole. There is a bis-Bb key-touch. The bell keys have cage style key guards, all the tone holes are drawn and rolled.

The most standout area of the saxophone is the portrait engraving of the woman on the bell. This portrait is further complemented by a backdrop of decorative foliage. The portrait depicts a woman with short hair, short dress, two-inch heels, fabric draped over her arm. A beautiful “Jazz Age” depiction of the 1920's.

Manufacturer: C.G. CONN
Model: New Wonder - Chu Berry
Date Manufactured: 1926
Serial: 187901
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