$37.92 shipping. 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. Bell section has been replaced with an Elkhart Made red brass 8.5" bell, not engraved. The newer ones have different art or often say "artist symphony". Case is in good condition but is not original. 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. 3 3. comments. $39.55 shipping. The Pan Americans he saw were all small straight tenors with .485" bores and 7" bells. Help Identifying Conn 88H Year of Manufacture. Watch Queue Queue. $50.00 shipping. Other cup mouthpiece serial numbers are not available at this time. save. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Subject: CONN Serial Numbers. Conn 88H trombone ultimately begins in 1875 with the vision and determination of one man: Colonel C.G. Trombones will have the serial number either on the back of the hand slide or on the neck receiver where it attaches to the handslide. Serial number: 214697. Bach Trombones. 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. Late 1960s Conn 88H, in good condition. The bell section has a special order red brass 9” bell (which is very thin, about.017” thickness at the flare). On the Conn-Loyalist website, GAxxxxxx just means a serial number that starts with G, the next letter could be any of the other 25, and then they’re followed by 6 digits. 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. report . Vintage Instruments can usually be dated by serial number. ALL ORIGINAL!!!!! Conn stencil model names are NOT consistent. Note: From 1987 to present, add 50 to the serial number prefix to calculate the year of manufacture. $1800 The Conn 88H is the archetype of the great orchestral tenor trombone of the late 20th century. Contact your local music store with the information you've learned about your trombone. Condition: Used: An item that has been previously used. Conn 88H serial number help. Plays very well, classic Conn sound, dark and warm with enveloping timbre. Quick Responder. Conn 88H Symphony Series F Attachment Trombone. I recently came into possession (cough cough, impulsively bought cough) of a Conn 88H. Any help will be greatly appreciated. 100% Upvoted. Few have succeeded. Note: From 1983 to present, add 50 to the serial number prefix to calculate the year of. 6 posts • Page 1 of 1. ttf_TromboneTube Posts: 0 Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:58 pm. The fourth character indicated the instrument: The remaining numbers indicated the production number within the month. The bell section has a special order red brass 9” bell (which is very thin, about .017” thickness at the flare). When Conn moved to Abilene, Texas they did make horns with six digit serial numbers that drastically overlap the Elkhart numbers. 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. They are beautifully made, and play wonderfully. TIME CAPSULE!!! 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. Vintage Elkhart Conn 88H made in 1961/62(Serial# 911xxx) Some say the best years of production for Conn 88H trombones. The famous 88H is well known for its superior response in all registers. If you note any discrepancies, or have additional information concerning this company, please contact us here at Horn-u-copia. Or $61 /month^ with 48 month financing* Limited Time. I have owned numerous Conn 88H's but I can't find the year of manufacture for this one. All pre-letter series Elkhart 8D's had a mechanical linkage on the change valve. The Conn-Selmer resource guide appears to leave out the S prefixes on its serial number list, … Conn 88H Professional Model Tenor Trombone w/ Traditional Wrap F Attachment. Additionally, the instrument is stamped as an “8H”. Conn 88HCL Symphony Series F Attachment Trombone. Edit: I might be wrong, and am no expert, but I thought the serial number was printed on the slide and the bell section? $500.00. I have the plain 88H. Details. I got this horn from my uncle, Dave Buckley. Watch. Condition: Used: An item that has been previously used. This is the trombone that every other maker would like to offer, and they try. Beautiful CG Conn 88H Trombone. When I was in the market I tried every horn I could get my hands on and the one that played best was a plain 88H. Sometimes the serial number will be on both the handslide and the neck receiver. It was definitely made in Abilene, TX. 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 In March of 1974 an alpha-numeric system was established: The first character of the serial number indicated the decade; "G" for the 1970's, "H" for the 1980's, etc. Vintage King Trombones, H.N. or Best Offer. Conn 88H freshly overhauled. Conn 88H trombone with case. Conn 88H-F TRIGGER TBONE. CONN Director Stars Trombone Fair used condition with well worn case . Venue Address. Watch Queue Queue Help Identifying Conn 88H Year of Manufacture . hide. Skip to main content . Grimes, IA, United States. Conn 88H serial number help. If it says "C.G. Note that serial numbers on Pan American models don't match Conn serial numbers. Also looks like the Elkhart Conn with the rose brass bell. 4.0 of 5 stars. Search. Photos Bel Skip to main content . Elkhart Conn 88H. Product Price $2,899.00. Shop by category ... eBay item number: 203170227580. San Antonio, TX, United States. Very Good. 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 Add to Cart. New Arrival of Ex Royal Military Band Musical Instruments From Kneller Hall - Saxophones, Clarinets, Cornets, Trombones, Speakers, Guitar & More. $129.00 . 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). 07 Jul 2020 10:00 BST Date Format. Search for the serial number of the brand United Musical Instruments U.S.A., Inc. - Conn to determine the age of your instrument. Apparently many of these were made from stock that was manufactured in Elkhart and taken with the factory when it moved. The serial number is L74522. To my knowledge, for 1940 vintage CONN horns you will find the serial number on the thumb valve casing, not under the valve levers as on more recent horns from CONN. The story of the C.G. Preferred Seller. Does anyone know when/where this was made? 50,000+2000=52,000. As with anything, it depends a lot on your specific horn. The 88H is as much at home in the symphony orchestra or concert band as it is in the recital hall, and that's where it really excels. King 7b Review. Posted by 3 years ago. The next thing to do is to check for model names or numbers. White Era will often have the serial number on the tuning slide, but not From 1987 on, the two-digit prefix number plus 50 will give you the year of manufacture. 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 Post by ttf_TromboneTube » Fri May 26, 2017 12:26 am Hi, I need help identifying this 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. 3 3. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The slide has 88h engraved into it, as well as the serial number GC3xxxxx (x's are digits). Sam Ash San Antonio. Hand slide is original from around 1970, overhauled, all original parts. The Conn 88h is the holy grail of vintage tenor trombones. 48-Month Financing* 3 Styles Available. This thread is archived. $1,799.99 + $35 Shipping. Don't Miss!!! Conn 88H Special, circa 1952 This Conn 88H trombone was built in 1952 in Elkhart, Indiana, and is a late 300,000 serial number. Personal instrument. Conn. The slide butts up against cork, not a spring (I assume). This one is in excellent condition! The serial number is very distinctly NOT GA. Ends from. I cannot find a list of Conn serial numbers online with GC in it. Conn, Ltd., USA" with no reference to Elkhart Indiana, it is an Abilene bell. About Conn-Selmer Conn-Selmer Careers Diversity and Inclusion Plan Latest News Resources Conn-Selmer Videos Frequently Asked Questions Purchase an Instrument Serial Numbers … * The S prefix, while used until the mid-80s, was not always seen on serial numbers. The serial is on the Trigger … In March of 1974 an alpha-numeric system was established: The lacquer is in very good condition. Is in beautiful condition and plays terrific. Close. Item specifics. This horn was u sed by professional musician. a s/n P2xxx horn. Details. Conn-Selmer Videos Frequently Asked Questions Purchase an Instrument Serial Numbers Warranty Information. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I cannot for the life of me figure out when it was made. This Conn 88H trombone was built in 1952 in Elkhart, Indiana, and is a late 300,000 serial number. The serial number is very distinctly NOT GA. 'Sax Chesnut Serial Number Chart, Conn - Selmer'. This horn has been restored and relacquered. 959. $1,200.00. Lacquer is 80%. The first thing to look for is the bell engraving. Add to Cart. Valve section has had the linkage updated to modern standards. Archived. It has Matching Numbers, Serial number is 237008, which was made in 1927 according to Conn numbers. I have an opportunity to purchase a used Conn 88H. This number is on Trombone twice, no Dents, has a Conn Trombone Mouthpiece. Conn 88HKCL. My uncle got it from Bob Merritt… Read More. Vintage Elkhart Conn 88h Trombone ~ Serial Number 911xxx ~ .547 Bore Size ~ Made between 1961 & 1962 ~ Unbelievable Condition! Dealer Locator; Outlet; Search. 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. or Best Offer. Shop by category ... eBay item number: 203184166024. or Best Offer. Quick Shipper. As the other poster said, its an early Abilene model. King and Conn have lists of serial numbers and corresponding years of manufacture; this information can help you narrow down your search even further. Horns that do not meet our standards is sent back to Conn.” Dave Kessler. share. The lacquer is in very good condition. $1,795 + $38 Shipping. Beautiful CG Conn 88H Trombone. Very Good. Item specifics. He played it for years and I consider myself lucky to have it now. 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. 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: … 4.0 of 5 stars. I also thought of the possibility that someone mix and matched the slide and the bell, but both pieces suggest an 88H model. Conn 23H Trombone USA w/ Factory Warranty, … Conn 8H, 88H Trombone Slide in Good Condition - Open to Reasonable Offers. I've tried using google to research but had no luck. Make an Offer. Includes case and mouthpieces. C.G. I cannot find a list of Conn serial numbers online with GC in it. Sources:Allied SupplyMusic TraderConn Loyalist, 1980-1986 numbers are inexact, and may relate only to student level trumpets/cornets. 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. I don’t have the page in front of me, but the series with GA3xxxxx should date your horn. They are a large bore symphony tenor. 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. This video is unavailable. *1980 - 1986 serial numbers are for student trumpet and cornets only. Beautiful CG Conn 88H Trombone. Thanks for the reassurance - I had been a bit anxious over their reputation. If you see a model number there (such as "1 2 H"), you are home free. View the manufacturing date ranges on serial numbers for many of our legendary brands. Stencil serial numbers starting with a P APPEAR to be +50,000 off on the Conn serial number chart for split bell key horns (i.e. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The Conn 88H is a much more responsive horn while the Bach 42b is a much more solid horn. Or $83 /month^ with 48 month financing* Limited Time. Beautiful CG Conn 88H Trombone. “All Conn 88H Series horns are completely inspected in our ProShop to guarantee their quality. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. from Product Price $3,961.00. Custom Conn Trombone Silver Floor Lamp - Handmade w/ UL Listed Lamp Kit. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Please note that this item is sold as seen with no returns accepted. 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