Conn Transitional model tenor saxophone. This is a standard model tenor sax #M248916.There is no ornate engraving and it is a lacquered model. It is an older style transitional with split bell keys and nail fileG# key.
Date of manufacture 1931-32, supposedly about the same time as Chu Berrys tenor (Dont quote me on that one). This is the model Chu Berry actually played. Comes with original case and a mouthpiece, ligature and cap. The mouthpiece is a Steve Broadus Perfected Model with a S4 lay.
The tip and rails are in perfect condition (picture available). Also, interestingly, this horn was found near Wheeling, West Virginia, the place where Chu Berry was born. These horns typify the Big Band sound: you can put a lot of air through them and get a big sound, but not necessarily one that is dead-on for intonation. But they do resonate more on the low-end for that very warm, lush sound.
This horn works best with a large chambered mouthpiece. Not sure if theBroadus model that is included fits that description, but it was obviously being used by the former owner. All the original pearl touches and rollers are undamaged.
The sax came to me with original style Conn Reso-Pads, 5 of which were replaced with the exact same pad style (three palm keys, side B-flat and low E-flat). All other pads are in excellent condition. The neck has never been pulled down. There was one small dent in the side of the bell (removed-see picture) and a small spot of lacquer worn off on the bell as well (picture available). Seems to be from a sax stand.
This instrument was completely disassembled and thoroughly cleaned by a professional technician with over 45 years experience (specializing in saxophone repair and restoration). The needle springs were removed, checked and replaced, all the hinge rods and hinge tubes cleaned, and the rollers and roller screws were removed and cleaned. All the pivot lock screws were removed, replaced and are intact. The body tube was checked for alignment and it is perfectly straight (picture available).
The posts were checked for alignment and the hinge rods and tubes checked. The bell is perfectly aligned with the body. The mouthpiece cork is brand new. Finally it was reassembled, lubricated with a special synthetic oil and grease, each pad cup was leveled in relation to the tone hole, and then the keys were meticulously regulated and the action set. Then it was professionally tested.
This horn is ready to go to work. The case has all the original hardware and the hasp springs and latches are working.
But the handle on the side is missing the entire cover (picture available). Many other pictures available on request. No international sales at this time. I accept Pay Pal ONLY please. The item "VINTAGE USED 1932 C G CONN TRANSITIONAL TENOR SAXOPHONE with Case" is in sale since Sunday, January 20, 2019.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "davyvan" and is located in Minerva, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.