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"The C.G. Conn 8D has been one of the world's most popular horns for decades. It maintains a design that makes the horn very responsive and free-blowing with excellent tonal balance. Its traditional large throat bell and all nickel construction give a beautiful, dark sound with rich depth. The clear lacquer finish provides a subtle warmth to the overall sound. Well suited for players of all ages and abilities."
This horn spent some quality time with our professional brass technician in our repair shop. It needed a fair amount of work, but we wouldn't have done it if it wasn't absolutely worth all of the time and labor! Besides an ultrasonic cleaning, our tech needed to resolder some tuning slide braces and the pinky ring. They also worked out some dents from the bell section as well as underneath the pinky ring. Scars in the lacquer were left behind, but they just add character to an already great horn! The lacquer has already worn off of this instrument by about 50%, with the most significant wear around the bell throat and the left hand guard. Additional lacquer wear can be found around the tuning slides, as well as a few minor dents that do not impact playability. All the soldering that was required also left behind some lacquer burn, which will likely flake off over time (around the pinky hook and on some upper tuning slides). Its original case is included, also showing wear on the handle and around the storage compartment inside the case.
While it might not be the prettiest Conn 8D you've ever seen, it's a great player and it's got a lot of life left in it. Call, text, or stop by for more information about this Conn 8D double French horn.