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  • Series I New Wonder With Rolled Tone Holes

    123 35.65%
  • Series II New Wonder

    152 44.06%
  • Transitional not 6M or 10M Models

    66 19.13%
  • Sopranino

    6 1.74%
  • Soprano

    42 12.17%
  • Alto

    120 34.78%
  • C-Melody

    43 12.46%
  • Tenor

    72 20.87%
  • Bari

    27 7.83%
  • Bass

    7 2.03%
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    Just got a nickle plated series 1 c-melody ,straight neck with micro tuner, with very old Buescher m/p ,and original case . Serial 131xxx. It has had a re-pad which looks as though it was done years ago but none appear to be leaking. Can't see any repairs or dings.
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    Default Re: Conn New Wonder Owners Club. Any with rolled tone holes.

    Wish I actually looked at the stickies closer before I posted a new thread title. Forgive the n00b please?!

    Anyway, I just got a chu alto, silver plate, and so far love it! It will need a little work though, some bumpers are worn and the action is uneven. But it plays, and I can't complain after getting it for under 300!

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    Default Re : Conn New Wonder Owners Club. Any with rolled tone holes.

    Hello!!! What brand do play with your tenor NW I?! Mine is from 1924.
    It doesn't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing)..." Duke ELLINGTON

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    Default Re: Conn New Wonder Owners Club. Any with rolled tone holes.

    About a year and a half ago, I was fortunate to receive as a gift two soprano saxophones from the estate of a well-known trad-jazz soprano sax player. One was a Selmer MKVI from 1959 and the other was a Conn New Wonder II straight from 1927.

    Since then, I had both gifted sopranos overhauled and they both play great. These two horns add to what I already had on hand . . . a '72 MVI, a Yanagisawa curved SC902, and a 1926 Martin straight.

    But as each day goes by and I play them in ensembles and in practice, the '27 Conn NWII is standing taller and taller in comparison. There is just something about the feel and the response of this Con NWII that sets it apart from the others. The tone, the clarity of sound, the response from top to bottom, and yes, even the scale (which may not be quite as accurate as the MKVI's but close enough), set this horn above the others. This is the first of many Conns that I've owned that speaks to me (just like my two MKVI's - better than most). I really enjoy the thing. DAVE
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    Default Re: Conn New Wonder Owners Club. Any with rolled tone holes.

    I own 3 New Wonder II (Chu Berry). 2 of these are gold plated. They have been and still are my main horns. I have switched between the 2 over the years. One of them is from 1924, the other from 1927, They are both great, although pretty different from one another. For sound, these horns cannot be beat, in my opinion.

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