This is a real nice vintage gold plated Conn Chu Berry “portrait model” alto sax, serial number 235390. The original gold plate is in outstanding condition, and the horn has a real sweet rich sound.
This is truly a beautiful horn. There are no dents or dings anywhere, and just a small amount of resolder work, which was done extremely well. The engraving is spectacular and wraps all around the bell of the horn, and extends down onto the bottom bow. The instrument does have rolled tone holes (never filed down), and the fingernail file G# key. It still has the original tuner neck as well, which has never been damaged.
The horn has a very lush sweet sound, extremely warm but not really overly dark. It has a nice spread, and you can really do a lot as far as bending and shaping notes on this beauty.