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1941 Conn 12B Bb trumpet

$700 plus shipping

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This is a Conn 12B Bb trumpet.  The 12B is very similar to the more common 22B model but with a Coprion bell.  The 12B was introduced in 1938 and made until 1955.  The 12B was the first model to feature the Coprion bell.  The Coprion bell improves projection and darkens the sound somewhat. The serial number dates this horn to 1941, so it is a pre-war model made early in the production run.

    What Conn said in 1939: "Built in small bore, but the seamless bell of Coprion gives it the power you would expect only from larger bore. Ease of playing, beauty of tone, accuracy of scale and amazing flexibility. Impossible to overblow or crack a note. Patented Clickless Crysteel valves. Bb and A. Brass, heavily clear lacquered.

This particular 12B has had its lacquer removed and is raw brass.  It shows only minimal wear, which is exceptional for a trumpet that is nearly 80 years old.  There is some evidence of past dent work in the bell tail and there are a couple of small dents in the tuning slide crook.  Valve compression and action is excellent.  All slides move smoothly.  Includes the original "quick change" stop rod, which was provided on the early 12B models and is a hard to find accessory.

A generic hard case can be provided at no additional cost if requested.  


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