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Maker: C.G. CONN,  ELKHART, Indiana, USA


Model:  8DS series M 


Type:  F/Bb full double


Bell throat profile: L (large)

Alloy: nickel silver (‘German silver’)

Bell flare: detachable

Leadpipe: custom hand-made model ‘AH1’,

by Armen Boldy of Artisan Horns.


Valve compression: very good

Lacquer:  unlacquered bell flare and ‘spout’;

 The formerly worn lacquer was mostly stripped

 from the horn body.

Visual condition: generally very good.

Weight: 2.6kg

‘JoyKey’ on the tubing after the main tuning slide.

Case: Paxman compact ‘hard shell’ case for detachable bell horn.

Further details: this ‘classic’ 8D from the

 legendary Elkhart era has a new Eastlake replacement bell.  Its flare has been 

expertly thinned in the Artisan Horns workshop. Mill Hill, London.

The original bell (with several patches) is available, (for collection only, since it is

too fragile to ship.)

 The horn plays superbly across the entire range, not just the low and middle registers!

It can currently be seen and tested at the  Artisan Horns workshop.


NB Price comparison: the brand-new lowest

 discount price for a fixed bell Conn 8D

is currently £5,903. Our 2nd hand example costs

 less than 51% of that.


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