6 posts • Page 1 of 1. ttf_TromboneTube Posts: 0 Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:58 pm. Also looks like the Elkhart Conn with the rose brass bell. 48-Month Financing* 3 Styles Available. Conn. Bell section has been replaced with an Elkhart Made red brass 8.5" bell, not engraved. Conn 88HCL Symphony Series F Attachment Trombone. He wasn't sure of the dates for Cavaliers, but Pan American production apparently ran from around 1917 to 1954 and the Pan American serial numbers don't mesh with the Conn serial number list (no source that correlates Pan American serial numbers with production dates is known). The fourth character indicated the instrument: The remaining numbers indicated the production number within the month. The Conn 88h is the holy grail of vintage tenor trombones. Watch. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Personal instrument. 4.0 of 5 stars. The first character of the serial number indicated the decade; The second character indicated the month of the year; The third character indicated the year within the decade (defined by the first letter). As with anything, it depends a lot on your specific horn. Plays very well, classic Conn sound, dark and warm with enveloping timbre. I have an opportunity to purchase a used Conn 88H. Details. Search. The serial number is very distinctly NOT GA. $37.92 shipping. I recently came into possession (cough cough, impulsively bought cough) of a Conn 88H. Shows typical signs of wear, minor damage in the bell throat and flare from mutes and normal, dents have been removed at this shop. Hand slide is original from around 1970, overhauled, all original parts. Beautiful CG Conn 88H Trombone. The serial number was printed on the slide right below the bell section compression joint, but I don't know of any place on the bell section where the serial number is printed - maybe I'm missing it though. Includes case and mouthpieces. Conn, Ltd., USA" with no reference to Elkhart Indiana, it is an Abilene bell. The slide butts up against cork, not a spring (I assume). From 1987 on, the two-digit prefix number plus 50 will give you the year of manufacture. $1800 Beautiful CG Conn 88H Trombone. The bell section has a special order red brass 9” bell (which is very thin, about .017” thickness at the flare). I got this horn from my uncle, Dave Buckley. Posted by 3 years ago. In March of 1974 an alpha-numeric system was established: Conn 88H Symphony Series F Attachment Trombone. Conn Brass Serial Number List: Serial Number Year Manufactured; 1: 1876: 700: 1877: 1700: 1878: 3000: 1879: 5000: 1880: 6000: 1881: 7000: 1882: 8000: 1883: 9000: 1884: 10500: 1885: 12000: 1886: 13000: 1887: 14000: 1888: 16500: 1889: 18000: 1890: 20000: 1891: 22500: 1892: 25000: 1893: 27500: 1894: 29000: 1895: 34000: 1896: 40000: 1897: 46700: 1898: 52000: 1899: 58000: 1900: 66700: 1901: 71000: … Any help will be greatly appreciated. Or $61 /month^ with 48 month financing* Limited Time. Conn 88H Professional Model Tenor Trombone w/ Traditional Wrap F Attachment. Add to Cart. Or $83 /month^ with 48 month financing* Limited Time. This horn has been restored and relacquered. 'Sax Chesnut Serial Number Chart, Conn - Selmer'. Vintage Instruments can usually be dated by serial number. View the manufacturing date ranges on serial numbers for many of our legendary brands. Lacquer is 80%. report . Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. 100% Upvoted. Watch Queue Queue *1980 - 1986 serial numbers are for student trumpet and cornets only. This is the trombone that every other maker would like to offer, and they try. Search for the serial number of the brand United Musical Instruments U.S.A., Inc. - Conn to determine the age of your instrument. Ends from. or Best Offer. Conn 88H-F TRIGGER TBONE. 07 Jul 2020 10:00 BST Date Format. the Spit Valve is good, there is a slight resistance on the Slide at about the 2nd or 3rd Position, I see no dents on the slide, maybe it just needs cleaning or Lubrication. It has Matching Numbers, Serial number is 237008, which was made in 1927 according to Conn numbers. Conn 88H serial number help. 50,000+2000=52,000. $500.00. The Pan Americans he saw were all small straight tenors with .485" bores and 7" bells. This thread is archived. Model: Start # End # Worcester: 1 (1888) 3,200 (1898) Wonder Improved: unknown (1895) 41,000 (1917) New Invention: 16,000 (1910) 23,000 (1912) New Wonder Series I: 41,000 Either way, the bad reputation that post-elkhart conns have is in my opinion a little misguided - I've played some really nice early Abilene Conns. Also looks like the Elkhart Conn with the rose brass bell. Founding a band instrument manufacturing company in the small town of Elkhart, Indiana, C.G. The serial is on the Trigger … This one is in excellent condition! As the other poster said, its an early Abilene model. * The S prefix, while used until the mid-80s, was not always seen on serial numbers. $129.00 . There are times I wish I had the solid sound of the 42b but by far most of the time I'm happier with the more responsive 88H. save. The newer ones have different art or often say "artist symphony". Other cup mouthpiece serial numbers are not available at this time. Conn 23H Trombone USA w/ Factory Warranty, … Sometimes the serial number will be on both the handslide and the neck receiver. The slide has 88h engraved into it, as well as the serial number GC3xxxxx (x's are digits). Horns that do not meet our standards is sent back to Conn.” Dave Kessler. 3 3. Add to Cart. Archived. Photos Bel White Era will often have the serial number on the tuning slide, but not Apparently many of these were made from stock that was manufactured in Elkhart and taken with the factory when it moved. If you note any discrepancies, or have additional information concerning this company, please contact us here at Horn-u-copia. $50.00 shipping. Details. Conn 88H trombone with case. Conn 88H Special, circa 1952 This Conn 88H trombone was built in 1952 in Elkhart, Indiana, and is a late 300,000 serial number. Late 1960s Conn 88H, in good condition. Item specifics. $1,795 + $38 Shipping. Some important details: The Bell is engraved similarly to the Elkhart model, but instead of "Elkhart IND USA" it says, "made in USA", leading me to believe it's a post-Elkhart horn.I did not see this style of bell engraving anywhere I looked. CONN Director Stars Trombone Fair used condition with well worn case . Sam Ash San Antonio. 3 3. comments. If you see a model number there (such as "1 2 H"), you are home free. King 7b Review. The first thing to look for is the bell engraving. The years 1967 to March 1974 (when Conn moved their brass manufacturing to Abilene, Texas), is a period where at least some of the instruments were inferior in quality Conn 88H freshly overhauled. This number is on Trombone twice, no Dents, has a Conn Trombone Mouthpiece. The Conn 88H is the archetype of the great orchestral tenor trombone of the late 20th century. Condition: Used: An item that has been previously used. The story of the C.G. Case is in good condition but is not original. They are beautifully made, and play wonderfully. According to a Conn s/n chart, 52,000 was made in 1919) and appears to be at least 200,000 off for LH bell key horns. from Product Price $3,961.00. $39.55 shipping. I don’t have the page in front of me, but the series with GA3xxxxx should date your horn. Post by ttf_TromboneTube » Fri May 26, 2017 12:26 am Hi, I need help identifying this 88H. Very Good. Shop by category ... eBay item number: 203170227580. The slide has 88h engraved into it, as well as the serial number GC3xxxxx (x's are digits). The famous 88H is well known for its superior response in all registers. The Conn 88H is recognized for its unique tone color and refusal to “break up” even at the most extreme dynamics making it one of the most widely used professional symphonic trombones in the world. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Quick Shipper. He played it for years and I consider myself lucky to have it now. $1,200.00. Serial number: 214697. 959. For those of you who did not get an earlier (June 1994) message, I have copied a list of CONN serial numbers and approximate dates of manufacture. This video is unavailable. When Conn moved to Abilene, Texas they did make horns with six digit serial numbers that drastically overlap the Elkhart numbers. Dealer Locator; Outlet; Search. This horn was u sed by professional musician. Beautiful CG Conn 88H Trombone. Help Identifying Conn 88H Year of Manufacture . Conn 8H, 88H Trombone Slide in Good Condition - Open to Reasonable Offers. Preferred Seller. share. Sources:Allied SupplyMusic TraderConn Loyalist, 1980-1986 numbers are inexact, and may relate only to student level trumpets/cornets. Few have succeeded. For a period from the mid 1920's through to the mid-1950's Conn stamped the model number right above or below the serial number, where the bell and slide sections come together. 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