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