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Conn New Wonder II Soprano Gold Plated 157xxx

This is a Conn New Wonder II soprano saxophone from ca. 1925 that is in good condition with a nice original case as well. It has beautiful real gold plate finish. These horns have the warmest, fattest sound that you can get on soprano while also having relatively good intonation.

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This is a Conn New Wonder II soprano saxophone from ca. 1925 that is in good condition with a nice original case as well. This horn has had several lower stack posts resoldered at some point, along with the bumper for the D palm key and the octave pip. The plating looks good, with some silver showing through in a few places (see many pictures below). The pads are medium-old and the horn plays pretty well as-is. The pads have the correct conn flat metal rivet resonators on them.

People buy these 80-90 year-old sopranos for one reason above all: they have the warmest, fattest sound that you can get on soprano while also having relatively good intonation. The intonation is both good and also fairly flexible, so if a particular note isn’t quite there, you can easily make the necessary adjustment. Ergonomics are decidedly not modern, but if you love the tone, then the keywork becomes easy and second-nature in a few weeks of playing. Just as a side note, this horn works best with a large, round-chambered mouthpiece.

Additional information

Weight 14 lbs
Dimensions 32 × 12 × 12 in

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