Conn Wonder Straight Soprano

Conn Wonder Straight Soprano 1905

Date: 1905. Image Courtesy

This instrument has been replated, hence the exceptionally good looking finish.

From what I have been able to infer from various sources on the internet, including this review by Thomas Zinnen of a New Wonder II straight soprano, the Wonder soprano was keyed up to Eb. Additionally, there is a very strong possibility that a modern soprano saxophone mouthpiece won't work properly on this model, causing poor intonation. If you intend to play one of these, you will probably need to find a period mouthpiece. One avenue to explore would be a mouthpiece with a large chamber.