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Beverly Music Company

Conn 8B Artist 1967

Regular price $1,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,500.00 USD
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The lighter weight version of the 38B "Connstellation", the 8B "Artist" model was released in 1962 as an addition to Conn's flagship "Connstellation" line. These trumpets featured a number of Conn's proprietary instrument building technologies, including "Cry-Steel" pistons, a wide wrap, short stroke pistons, and a .438" bore. Don't be fooled by the bore size! These trumpets play with a beautiful, dark tone and feel incredibly open and easy to play. This trumpet has an incredible amount of core and projects quite well. The 8B is a remarkably efficient design, making fast passages and pyrotechnic trumpet playing a breeze. Conn trumpets of this vintage were used by Maynard Ferguson, Snooky Young, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Chet Baker, and many more, and the 8B specifically was preferred by Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Woody Shaw, and countless other players. 


This trumpet is in good condition for its age and is from the golden age of production at the C.G. Conn factory in Elkhart. The valves are fast and with excellent compression. We performed some minor repairs on this the instrument, including mine dent removal from leadpipe and bell as well as remounting the bell braces. The silver plate is in original condition, and shows minor loss around the main tuning slide waterkey and a few small scratches in the valve section. This trumpet has received a full-service ultrasonic cleaning and valve alignment at Beverly Music.