The sax is as-is as when I bought it I found out that there was a leak causing the lower register notes (mainly Bb and B) to have that awful warbling sound. I could sort of control it if I thought about it enough but ultimately it will need its pads replaced. The repairs Ive had done are minor but it will definitely save you time, should you have it repaired, Ive had the lower register pads (Bb and B) replaced, some of the felt stoppers, and the neck cork replaced as well. Most of the other pads are in rough condition but like I mentioned before, only really seem to really effect the lower notes from being played, everything else plays, but a repadding should be considered. A previous owner decided to replace the original thumb rest with a dime, which in all honesty, I think is actually pretty neat and it isnt uncomfortable to rest your thumb on or anything.I will include what I believe to be the original thumb rest with the sax, should you wish to have a totally original experience with the horn. Saying the horn has patina is an understatement, it has plenty to go around. But none of it is rusted, its just whatever silver plating Conn used back then thats wearing off. But if youre the kind of person that likes to be unique Im sure youll have no problem with it.
The case itself is a Kaces and it is in solid condition with very little wear, if any, at all. All the other gear included are: the original lyre for sheet music, the original mouthpiece cap (sadly, I dont have the original mouthpiece), the original metal neck cork, and various cleaning cloths and brushes.
I will also throw in a couple of unopened Vandoren 2 1/2 strength reeds for you too, free of charge. The item "Vintage 1925-26 Conn New Wonder Alto Saxophone With Gear" is in sale since Sunday, May 2, 2021.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "alyak13" and is located in Chesapeake, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.