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1947 Conn 12B Bb trumpet

$900 plus shipping

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This is a Conn 12B Bb trumpet.  The 12B is very similar to the more common 22B model but with a Coprion bell.  The 12B was introduced in 1938 and made until 1955 so this is a post-war horn made in the middle of the production run.  The 12B was the first model to feature the Coprion bell.  The Coprion bell improves projection and darkens the sound somewhat. The serial number dates it to 1947.

    What Conn said in 1939: "Built in small bore, but the seamless bell of Coprion gives it the power you would expect only from larger bore. Ease of playing, beauty of tone, accuracy of scale and amazing flexibility. Impossible to overblow or crack a note. Patented Clickless Crysteel valves. Bb and A. Brass, heavily clear lacquered.

This particular 12B had little remaining lacquer, but the horn had no dents or damage and the valves were in excellent condition, so we sent it to Charlie Melk for a restoration.  Charlie did his magic and the horn now plays and looks as good as it did when new in 1947.

The original case is included but has a musty odor, so it will require further work to be usable, but as a collectible horn, the original case is provided along with the original warranty card and other paperwork original to this trumpet.


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