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"The story of the C.G. Conn 88H trombone ultimately begins in 1875 with the vision and determination of one man: Colonel C.G. Conn. Founding a band instrument manufacturing company in the small town of Elkhart, Indiana, C.G. Conn quickly became known for his innovative brass designs and became the largest producer of trombones in the United States and earned the lasting reputation as "America's trombone house." Carrying on this tradition, the 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. The C.G. Conn 88H series. Trombones with a future as bright as their past.
The C.G. Conn 88H Symphony trombone features a .547" primary bore combined with a .562" bore traditional wrap F attachment that offers outstanding clarity and projection. The chrome plated nickel silver inner handslide tubes provide the ideal surface for smooth and quick handslide action. The rose brass material used in the professional bell and handslide material produces a deep, warm resonant sound while the clear lacquer finish adds a subtle warmth overall. The C.G. Conn 88H professional trombone is ideal for both symphonic and solo performance."
Conn's 88H trombone has been a popular and reliable horn for many, many years. This one in particular has seen some use, but that only speaks to the quality of horn we have here! Any cosmetic blemishes found on the horn are far surpassed by the tone and response you get from this trombone. Bell scratches and lacquer wear on the hand slide are typically expected from 50+ year old horns, but don't let that stop you from considering this one! It's in great playing condition and it's here waiting for you!
Our professional brass tech smoothed our some minor dents in the outer slide after tearing the whole instrument down for an ultrasonic cleaning and re-lube. There is some plating wear on the stockings, which is common from horns in this age range, and the slide still feels nice and smooth despite the visible wear. There are also some spots of lacquer wear on the outer slide, the gooseneck, and a tuning slide crooks. Mild dent scars can be found on the bell stem and on the main tuning slide crook. We see these cosmetic blemishes as badges of honor from many years of playing, and we know you'll see it the same way after you play it! Stop by today to check it out!