Can anyone give me any information on these horns? How well do they play? I can't find a lot...
Wow. The guy must be about 100 years old now, and his son - 70 or 80.SearjeantSax said:...ive got one coming in the post at the moment, can't wait to get it, m133XXX
interesting thing is it's got nickel plated keys and a lacquered body which are original, i bought it from the original owner and his son...
well, his father died a month or two ago and he was selling all his horns cause he couldn't play them any more, so his son finished off the transaction, i never thought to ask how old he was.Chu-Jerry said:Wow. The guy must be about 100 years old now, and his son - 70 or 80.
I just got my Chu Berry last week (Series I NW I believe). It is all nickle plated, in very good shape, plays well, free-blowing and has a very nice tone. I am currently playing it with a Meyer 5 and used it last night for the first time in a jam session. (photo attached). I had no problem cutting through the guitars with it and am enjoying it so far. I managed to find mine on eBay and at a very good price (possibly lower than market price). See: ebay auction It was shipped to the left coast from PA complete with Penn State banners on its original case. I also tried out an aristocrat and have to say both had a nice tone - dark, but not overly so. Mine is from around 1929 with SN 234XXX. See photos. I suppose one could get a used "non-vintage" sax for a similar price, but you wouldn't have nearly as nice a horn.ZephyrSax said:Ok, thanks for the tip. So, let's see...they have good response, a nice sound - any other opinions on the ergonomics? The action?
How much are they worth? I've seen a nice one going for about 600 recently and I'm debating.
Zeph,ZephyrSax said:Wow, nice buy, Conrado. The action/ergos are all right, I take it?
How is the Series I different from the Series II? Is there a noticeable difference in intonation, tone, keywork, etc.?