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C.G. Conn Elkhart Model 80H Medium Bore Trombone

Price: $2700 sale pending

This is an ultra rare model 80H from the late 1930s. The 80H is a medium bore symphonic tenor trombone that was originally built in the 1920s and then discontinued. It seems to have been offered as a special order model as I’ve seen them pop up for prominent players from the period, for example my Simon Mantia trombone is a model 80H from 1940, just like this one. This particular horn has a red brass bell and looks a lot like a 78H, but its not a 78H. The bell taper is obviously the older 80H design which gives a more orchestral and less commercial sound. This horn also features hand bend bows and crooks as well as the F attachment wrap being all hand bent… a truly handmade custom one off from the Conn factory while still under the eye of Jake Burkle. This is a rare opportunity to own a special instrument like this and if I didn’t have one already, this would be in my museum. Cosmetically, it has been used but is in good shape with good slide action and some minor dings and dents from normal use. This instrument was previously owned by my dear friend and fantastic trombonist, Clifford Childers (RIP). Sold without case.