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Conn Conn "Vintage" V8D Double horn (B-stock)
Conn Conn "Vintage" V8D Double horn (B-stock)

Conn "Vintage" V8D Double horn (B-stock)

$ 6,384.00 $ 5,665.00
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Article number: V8D-B

  • Key: Key of F/Bb
  • Bore: .468" bore
  • Wrap: Kruspe wrap
  • Bell: 12-1/4" lightweight annealed large throat nickel silver bell
  • Branches: Nickel silver branches and slide tubes, annealed first branch and mouthpipe
  • Rotors: Tapered rotors and bearings, all string linkages, hand lapped slides and rotors, brass vintage style engraved rotor caps
  • Additional features: Extra long 2nd Bb slide pull ring, reconfigured 1st Bb slide crook, soldered-on outside tube bead rings
  • Waterkeys: Two push-button waterkeys
  • Finish: Clear lacquer finish
  • Mouthpiece: C.G. Conn 7BW mouthpiece
  • Case: 7511C plastic shell case

From Conn:

"Based on the 1937-1957 design of the Elkhart 8D, the Vintage 8D offers custom stress free assembly and vintage design to create a versatile instrument throughout all registers.

Based on the 1937-1957 design of the Elkhart 8D, the Vintage 8D offers custom stress free assembly and vintage design to create a versatile instrument throughout all registers. The lightweight, annealed bell provides response and tone charactarisitcs similar to that of Elkhart-built 8D's - large, dark orchestral sound and quick response. These qualities are further enhanced by the annealed mouthpipe and first branch. Parts are assembled as "stress-free" as possible by focusing attention on component fit. This process is aided with the use of multiple-piece bracing that ensures precise fit while at the same time, minimizes tension. Other classic elements include soldered-on bead rings and vintage style rotor caps that help distinguish this horn."

B-stock can mean many things, but in this case all it means is you save HUNDREDS of dollars on this Conn V8D. It has never been owned, and it is in beautiful shape. It's likely been play-tested a bit, but it looks and feels like it just came off of the production line at the Conn factory. Any blemishes that the horn came with are now gone, and we ensured that everything was properly professionally cleaned before putting it up for sale, just to be safe. The V8D is truly one of the best-looking and best-sounding French horns that Conn has made in recent years, and we are excited to have one in our store at such a great price! This is a VERY hot item so make sure you come in and try it out before someone takes it home!

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