This is one magnificent gold burnished Conn from the very early 1920’s. But the wind god on the bell was blowing up a storm because of some very ugly dents on the bell. The complete mechanical restoration included making those dents disappear. My goal was to smooth out the surface but not at the expense of the original burnished gold plating. Time, patience and just the right feel got the job done.
Some of the rods and posts on this golden beast were beyond stubborn. There was cutting, grinding and fabrication to make it come together. The finished product sounded exactly the way it should. Big. Bold. Powerful. Pure gold.