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Elkhart Conn 88H 1950s Deco Trombone

Price: $3100 sale pending

This is a custom 8H from the early 1950s before the model was officially launched in 1954. These special early 88H trombones are wonderful, they have thin responsive bells, hand bent F attachments and a nickel guard on the tuning slide. This particular one does not have the original slide, but has an E series slide from the mid 1960s. It came into the shop in rough condition but it had one of the best sounding 88H bells I’ve tried. Don Sawday did a full restoration on it and its presented here for its second life in the hands of a happy trombonist. The slide grip does show wear and pitting from use, we cleaned it up and relacquered as best we could… it is easily concealed with a leather grip if it bothers you. $3100 with case.