But it has a 1955 serial number in the case of the 38B I used to own: 502321. This Connstellation is in great condition with no dings or dents. Some professional restoration work and this could be an absolutely beautiful working stylish trumpet. I'd imagine far more than 20K How many Monettes, Eclipse, Van Laar, Shires, etc have been made? One of my students liked it and I sold it to him. All cork and felt and springs fine! It is lighter weight and the really sizzles. Otherwise the 36B and the 38B are the same including the nickel plating.
I never take it to a gig. The minor imperfections are visible in the pictures, and none of it affects the playability of the horn. I will stand behind my items. Non-original case included for shipment only one latch is broken Finish shows light wear from playing use. Elsewhere there are the requisite scratches and imperfections one expects in a 55 year old instrument. Tested and adjusted by our brass shop. It is fairly free blowing, but still has a melon sound.
It's known be an amazing trumpet! This horn is great for Classical-type solos too, but probably not the best choice for a symphony. A couple of years ago, I finally asked my Mother why she and Dad gave me this horn. The bore of the horn is. It also doesn't play like a cornet. Then I put my finger over the removed slide openings and blew Hard. It comes with a non-original soft-shell case.
Shipping next day of a cleared payment. I play mine just for fun. With normal signs of use. The operator of this web site does not accept any responsibility for such use or any consequences thereof. I thought I would try another Conn so I got one on Ebay. It blows very even and easy to play in the upper register.
What do you tend to play yourself with it? Trigger mechanish on first valve gives great flexibility in both high and low ranges. Not a huge deal, but it does keep the finish from being perfect. Despite the typically dark sound, the Conn Connstellation trumpet focuses well and has clear overtones. These exclusive features give playing ease. The case shows the most signs of wear but It's still extremely solid and well built. But retains warmth readily even above the staff. If you look along the leadpipe you will see the diameter of the leadpipe increase immediately after the finger hook.
If you purchased your item after the stated hours, then your item will ship the following day between the same time. First valve trigger on this trumpet offers immediate personal compensation to any musician. Find a great one and you'll be hard pressed to find a better instrument out there. I give you my word! Then I put my finger. Pro's will tell you also. To clarify yes it is a cornet, but it does no look like a cornet. The first is to find out if it takes a trumpet or cornet mouthpiece.
I has taken me 40 years to grow in to this horn and truely appreciate it. The other option is to measure the size of the bell. I think if you have an opportunity for an earlier model, sn 9xxx,xxx, or earlier which all had the Electro-D or some say even a Coprion bell under the Ni plate, you should get it. In stead it still lists the previous model, 28B Connstellation. It was assembled using the highest quality 100% synthetic lubricants.
Completely agree, good horn but very over priced right now. Conn Connstellation 38B trumpet, with serial number , manufactured in the year 1967, in the C. If you need more info please ask us. Slides are clean and nice but the 3rd might need some fine-tuning as it wants to stick in certain circumstances. It has a smaller bell and the 38B has sturdier bracing than the 36B.