Why are so many of us trumpeters obsessed with old horns? Most saxophonists swear by the Selmer Mark VI or Balanced Action horns, and trumpet players seem to change their choice of old horns every few years. It seems like the Conn Connstellation is making a comeback now, and before that it seemed like everyone was checking out old Martin Committees. But why? Logic would dictate that horn manufacturers would get better at making these things. Perhaps they have, but many feel that maybe something was lost along the way. Some think it was because of the metal that was used back then, while others think that it was because the horns were hand-built and hand-adjusted. I thought older horns were the way to go for many years and there were many Bachs along the way.
Conn Connstellation 38B Trumpet -SOLD
Instrument: This is a beautiful example of a Conn Connstellation trumpet made at a time when Conn was putting out some super high quality instruments. The mouthpipe is clearly engraved with “Connstellation B” and the Bell engraving is beautiful as well. The “last word” in trumpets.
It seems like the Conn Connstellation is making a comeback now, on my first record date I was playing a Mt. Vernon Bach (serial #).
Order by:. Available to:. Vintage C. I have been fortunate enough to own some really great vintage and modern jazz trombones over the years. Invariably I will sit down and compare them to my Connstellation and it always comes up holding its own. I think the people in Elkhart in the 60’s simply had it right. They made instruments that felt great to play and sounded even better. While they were making my trombones- I have an Elkhart 88H as well. They were also making trumpets that the jazzers in particular were finding wonderful alternatives to the Bach Strads.
While the. The lightweight build of the 36B made it an easier horn to play all night. Just looking at it.
Conn 52B CONNstellation Series Performance Bb Trumpet, Standard Finish
Conn Ltd. It bought the production facilities owned by Charles Gerard Conn , a major figure in early manufacture of brasswinds and saxophones in the USA. Its early business was based primarily on brass instruments, which were manufactured in Elkhart, Indiana.
French Besson “Stamm” model. A note about leadpipes. Serial Numbers. Prices. Trumpets NOT made by Kanstul. Other Non-Besson Kanstul made trumpets.
One of the hottest French Horns available on the market right now, as played by professionals around the world in many top tier symphony orchestras. These are handmade french horns in the Geyer style by Dan Vidican. This one has been used in Los Angeles by a prominent player and is in very nice lightly used condition. Recently sonic cleaned and tuned up by John Mason, it’s ready for its next owner. Included is a leather hybrid soft case by Marcus Bonna.
Features a one piece 8. It is in good condition, showing some minor tiny dings in the bell from mutes and some light wear on contact points on the slide. BII 1G bell bach taper, gold brass , standard. The inline trubore valves offer a non obstructed blow with a fast response, keeping the bore consistent through both the open horn and the valve register. This instrument shows some use, wear on the expected contact areas and some minor dings and cosmetic scratches on the bell flare.
No signs of serious repair other than normal wear and tear from expected use. This is the original design, similar to the Bach bass trumpet, which I believe is no longer in production. Well made, in good shape. A nice choice for players looking for a no fuss Bb bass trumpet.
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Selmer Special In the s, Schilke made a number of mouthpieces for him. The Holton had a. One well known instrument in his collection was the French 4 valve trumpet designed by Merry Franquin. His colleague Frank Holton started his own company, made the H.
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Please call 1 or email john trumpettrader. This is an interesting and rare instrument to find. This horn has barely been played and is in excellent shape. Spotless, like new medium bore. You will never find a nicer model trumpet anywhere. Plays very easy and has a great sound with projection. Original case is also in mint condition. Nice bright sound with plenty of projection.
Eclipse has Taylor trumpets make their bell and it is marked “MR”.
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The professional Monel piston material provides smooth and quick action. The 1st valve thumb saddle allows for easy intonation adjustments. The silver-plate finish provides a controlled brilliance to the overall sound. The Conn 52BSP is one of the most versatile trumpets available today. This instrument includes a deluxe case and a 3C mouthpiece.
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The catalogue included the first mention of the cornet version. In those catalogues, the Opera price was above the Recording, but less than the Mendez. On first examination of the Opera cornet, it appears to be quite similar to my Special of that period actually, SN XX, to , except the Special has a solid nickel bell, but with a Bronze alloy flair.
Even so, the Opera is not especially heavy, mine comes in at 2. The upper and lower valve caps are 12 sided faceted brass. The valve buttons are octagonal. The first slide trigger as well as the second valve bow knob has a mother of pearl inset which is a nice touch. The trigger may be adjusted by screwing in or out on the ends of the push rod, which is also nice for us old guys with arthritic thumbs.
The outer slides and lower valve caps are nickel, as are the valve balusters. The lower valve cylinders, and slide bows are brass, which give it a nice contrast perhaps reminiscent of the Conn Connstellation of that period, as well. I eagerly sat down with my new daughter in law son was at work and gingerly opened the leather case, revealing the shining nearly fifty year old treasure.
There was a hopefully unused diaper in the case, which I carefully wrapped around the valve section before dropping a little of the oil I had taken with me and hopefully keeping it from her shining wood floor , and played a few careful licks.
C.G. CONN 52B-SP CONNstellation Bb trumpet
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– Satin lacquered brass finish with bright bell and trim. – Brass valve slides – 3C mouthpiece – Deluxe case. Conn CONNstellation 52B Trumpet – Satin Lacquer.
This seller is shipping orders within 48 hours, on average. Reverb Protection has you covered. We provide a safe community for finding the gear you want. The story of the Conn trumpets ultimately begins in with the vision and determination of one man: Colonel C. Founding a band instrument manufacturing company in the small town of Elkhart, Indiana, Conn quickly became known for his innovative brass designs and became the largest producer of trombones in the United States and earned the lasting reputation as “America’s trombone house.
Conn trumpets, a future as bright as their past. The professional Monel piston material provides smooth and quick action. The 1st valve thumb saddle allows for easy intonation adjustments. The clear lacquer finish provides a subtle warmth to the overall sound. The Conn 52B is one of the most versatile trumpets available today.