Conn NWII Transitional in Burnished Gold Plate

This is a gorgeous Conn New Wonder series II transitional alto saxophone in an extremely rare finish: burnished gold plate. The engraving is the art-deco style, heavily elaborated for the burnished finish. Only a few of these probably exist; I know of two of them and this is the only one I have overhauled myself. It turned out beautifully. It was a powerful player as you might expect from a Conn of this era, but it also had an incredibly cheerful and nimble alto sound that was unique in my experience with Conns. All it all, it is one of the best altos I have ever played- very hard to put down, and I was genuinely sad to see it go when I was done with it! What a fantastic horn.