This is a great-playing example of a rare Conn New Wonder II Chu portrait or artist model alto saxophone manufactured in the 1927, #M156XXX. This sax has it's original laquer finish and the bell engraving is extremely sharp.
His sax is in used condition with normal wear and scratching from many years, and everything works great, and it is set up to good playing adjustment on flat metal resonator pads that are fairly recent. Replacement silver high E key as seen in photos 7 and 8, a correct replacement, and a resoldered high E/side Bb post as seen in photo 8, no effect on the great sound of this sax. This sax has a very flexible expressive sound with a warm, vintage edge.
The item "1927 Conn New Wonder II Chu Portrait Artist Alto Sax, Nice, Plays Great" is in sale since Sunday, June 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "saxophant" and is located in Coventry, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.