I just ordered this sax from reverb.com for $1,300! It’s a Conn Chu Berry from 1927 with a complete overhaul. Looks great, and I can’t wait to play it. I watched videos of this particular type of horn for hours and they have an amazing sound if they are in top playing condition, which this one is!
This horn is great. HUGE sound out of this thing and it gives me an even better tone than on my previous alto. Intonation is perfect, (it has a microtuner, which I’ve never had on a sax before, but it is really cool!). I get the slightly breathy, sweet vintage sound that I want when I play, and if I put stronger air behind it, I can play pop and rock with no problem. It’s an awesome horn, I’m glad I found this thing.
Nice looking sax! I got an old Beuscher True Tone alto from around 1925 or so. Very nice tone on the older saxes. The issue I have with mine is the palm keys seem close to the G# key on my pinky plate. I often found myself slightly hitting the G# key which affected my playing. From the pics is seems as though your palm keys are a little more spread out!
Also I noticed the pinky plate is setup differently. I have the same setup on my Selmer Bari sax. Wasn’t too much to get used to. Can’t wait to hear you play some videos with that!! Cool.
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