Conn Transitional / Chuberry Art-Deco

  • Posted on: 9 February 2023
  • By: Mark

MRO ID : AS104 . This is 1 of the first Conn Transitional alto saxes with the Art-Deco engraving. The sax has serial number M239524 and was built in the mid-1930s. This is the silver-plated version, with the ChuBerry keywork layout. The sax was completely overhauled in 2022 and is in fantastic condition both technically and optically. Only slight wear on the usual keys, body is completely straight, tone holes are perfect, no damage, dents or repairs. This sax has a different neck, without microtuner. Perhaps a custom option?

Between mid-1930 and mid-1932, Conn built alto saxes (Transitional type) that had a very fine engraving. This is known as the Art-Deco engraving. This engraving appears on both Transitional saxes with low B and Bb on opposite sides (ChuBerry type) and saxes with B and Bb on the same side (6M type). Most are built in the very fine silver-plated version with goldwash cup: a few are built in lacquered version.

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