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The Conn 28D was a horn that CG Conn made from the late 40's to the early 50's, and had all the exact same specs as the Conn 8D at the time but with yellow brass construction as opposed to the 8D's usual nickel silver construction. The 28D is a rare horn to begin with, and it is entirely likely you've never seen a 28D customized and updated quite like this one.
This horn's previous owner happens to be a repair technician themselves, and a serious horn player as well, so all of the modifications were done by a player/technician for playing purposes. All lacquer has been stripped off to give the horn a nice, even finish. The leadpipe was replaced with a rose brass leadpipe made for a newer Conn 8D, and then the original 28D receiver was attached to the new leadpipe. The horn was then converted to a cut-bell configuration, and it was expertly done. Everything on this horn is in good playing condition. All slides move freely and easily, the bell attaches and detaches securely and easily, the valves still have great compression, and the Marcus Bonna case that it fits into is a HUGE bonus.
Given that the horn is 70-80 years old, it shouldn't be surprising that there are a few cosmetic blemishes on the horn. But only a few, and they're very minor and do not affect how the instrument plays. There are some minor dents to be found in the first branch, and in the first valve tuning slide, and both 4th valve tuning slides. The dents do not interrupt any airflow, and do not prevent the slides from moving in any way. Other than that, the nickel silver trim is a little cloudy, but that's another general expectation of a vintage horn.
Our technicians didn't perform any work on this horn, and that's simply because no work was needed. So this horn is being sold as-is -- but don't let that scare you! This vintage custom Conn 28D was expertly cared for by its previous owner, and is waiting patiently for someone to buy it and take it home and let it make more beautiful sounds. Don't delay! This is, literally, a one-of-a-kind and once-in-a-lifetime Conn 28D.
Studio photos coming soon!