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Beverly Music Company

Conn 6B

Regular price $750.00 USD
Regular price $800.00 USD Sale price $750.00 USD
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One of the most innovative designs of the 20th Century, the C.G. Conn company reimagined the trumpet and cornet in 1955 with the release of the Conn 28A "Connstellation" model cornet and 38B 'Connstellation" trumpet. This new generation of instruments featured technological improvements in nearly every corner of the instrument, from clickless "CrySteel" valves to one-piece electro-formed leadpipes, Conn trumpets were among the most premium and the most innovative in their time. Decades later, these instruments still hold up to many modern designs.
The Conn 6B is from the Connstellation family and features the characteristic wide wrap, 5-1/8" bell flare, electroformed copper leadpipe, and #1 (.438") bore with short-stroke valves. These trumpets are incredibly efficient, easy to play, comfortable to hold, and most importantly, they have a beautiful sound. The Conn 6B is the lightweight sibling to the 38B, and features a beautiful tri-color design. The sound is fluffy and rich thanks to the huge bell flare, but it still has a great deal of agility and ease due to the small bore size. The short stroke valves make fast passages a breeze.
Condition is quite good on this trumpet, especially considering the age. It has been relacquered at one point, but the engraving is still visible. There is a slight droop to the leadpipe and bell, which is very common on these trumpets due to the type of braces Conn used. The valves are in great shape and have strong compression and fast action. The slides are free and have good action as well. There are a few scuffs on the 3rd valve where it looks like a previous owner wore a ring while playing. There has been one small repair in the bell flare, about a 1/4" size ping that was removed, but otherwise the bell appears to be free from major repair. Additional photos are available upon request.