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by David Murray
(2 posts)
16 years ago

Tenor Conn New Wonder Series II or Tenor Selmer Super Action?

Anyone could please tell me if a Conn New Wonder Series II is a good horn and around how much could it cost?.And, anyone around knows to play Cuban Shekere, where can i have a look for some video to learn to play it?.

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  1. by Sax Mom
    (964 posts)

    16 years ago

    Re: Tenor Conn New Wonder Series II or Tenor Selmer Super Action?

    Depends upon the condition of the horn.

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  2. by Donnie The B
    (282 posts)

    16 years ago

    Re: Tenor Conn New Wonder Series II or Tenor Selmer Super Action?

    The New Wonder II or Chu Berry Conn's are advertised here and elsewhere frequently. And Mom is right - can't tell you a cost without knowing the condition. I've seen them from $400 - $3000 advertised. Your question mentioned a Selmer Super Action, aka Super Balanced Action. You would find this horn's action much less clunky than an older Conn. Also much more expensive, i.e. $2000 - $9000 perhaps. The Chu Berry horns were products of the 1920's. The SBA Selmers had improved key-work and action, along with a more ergonomic alignment. Most of these you see will be from the 1940's and early 1950's. I think they came out in 1936. The early Mark VI Selmers are supposed to be mostly like the late SBA's. Later.

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