Conn New Wonder Virtuoso Deluxe Alto Saxophone Gold Plated For Restoration
Conn New Wonder "Virtuoso Deluxe" gold plated alto saxophone for restoration. This vintage alto sax is not currently in playable condition. It has full pearls, rolled tone holes and elaborate engraving on the bell, body and bow. Most keys move freely and the pads/corks are in poor condition(a cleaning and new pads/corks will be needed to make the alto sax playable and for optimal performance). There are no major dents present and several minor dents are from normal use. This tarnished alto saxophone has scratches throughout and minor wear from normal use, with 90-95% of plating intact. The serial number is in the lower 161, xxx range, which dates manufacture to approximately 1926. Also, this alto saxophone has a working tunable neck, with normal wear and no signs of pull down. Several of the pearl key rollers need to be replaced. Included is a somewhat used wood shell alto saxophone case(latches function properly and one case handle is missing).
The "Virtuoso Deluxe" model saxophones exemplify the exquisite beauty of the early 1920's Conn saxophones. These were the most elaborate Conn saxophones ever made, with extravagant engraving and full pearl touches. "Virtuoso Deluxe" model saxophones were special order only and were produced throughout Conn's "golden era", designated as finish "000". The "Virtuoso Deluxe" or "Artist Model" alto sax was the cream of the crop and it was given the most attention by the Conn workers. "Virtuoso Deluxe" saxophones were hand engraved from head to toe using the fine "push cut" engraving style, featuring ornately detailed patterns and scenes.
The Conn engravers of this period were artists in the true sense of the name and it was these special order saxophones which showcased their true artistic creativity. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "windsunlimited" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Instrument: Saxophone
- Experience Level: Professional
- Type: Alto
- Color: Gold
- Finish: Plated
- Body Finish: Gold-Plated
- Body Material: Brass
- Brand: Conn
- Set Includes: Case