This C.G. Conn Connstellation Late Model 38B Nickel Silver Trumpet is in very good condition with 80-85% of the original nickel-silver plating. There is some light speckle wear across the horn; the area of heaviest plating wear is on the bow. (Please see photos for more details.) It has lacquer accents on the valve casing and tuning slides. This trumpet also has a third tuning slide adjustment rod and stop and a first valve thumb trigger. This horn has just come back from the shop where it was cleaned, adjusted and a few small dents were taken out of the bow and bell. The serial number makes it a vintage 1968 horn. The engraving on the side of the bell is crisp and reads “C.G. Conn -Ltd. Connstellation Elkhart-U.S.A.” and “B” on the mouthpiece receiver. The horn comes in the original Conn case with the key in good condition and it has some wear on the corners. No mouthpiece is included. This trumpet has a stellar sound with great overtones and good intonation. The bigger bell gives it a beautiful broad tone and sounds nice and open from top to bottom. Once you play this horn you will understand why the Connstellation horns are some of Conn’s greatest horns!
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 80-85% of the nickel/silver finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose.
Valve Triggers: It has a first valve trigger that is in good working condition.
Lead Pipe Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Back Bell Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
Bell Dent Removal/Repair: Light evidence.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 5 1/8 inches.
Bore Size: 0.438″
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches). This is the original Connstellation case with some wear on the edges.
Engraving: C.G. Conn -LTD. Connstellation Elkhart-U.S.A. (on the bell) B (on the mouthpiece receiver)