CONN-SCHMIDT Vintage 6D

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£1,390.00

 

 

 

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Maker:  C. G. CONN

 

Model:  C.F. SCHMIDT COPY (marketed as '6D' in the

1920s)

 

Type:  F/Bb full double with piston 4th valve


Bell throat: M

Alloy: unlacquered yellow brass.

Bell flare: fixed

Date: 1924-1925

Weight: 2.24 kg, very light for a double horn.

 Visual condition:  good, ‘has seen some use’.   There are 2 small, neatly made brass patches measuring 3 x 1cm and 4.5 x 1.5cm, on the first branch, both of them visible in the photos; also 3 much smaller nickel silver patches. These strengthen the brass in some vulnerable places.

 

Valve compression: very good in the 3 rotary valves, which

were nickel plated about 10 years ago; good in the piston

valve.


Water key: conventional type, on the leadpipe.

 

Case: fibreglass, good condition


 

Further details: the horn is fitted with a 'duck's-foot',

which will help many hand sizes to reach the thumb / piston

change valve in a reasonably comfortable way.

This piston 4th valve makes slurring from the F to the Bb side

really fluent, as it did on the historic C.F. Schmidt design, of

which this horn is a copy.

 

A lovely, characterful instrument that is not only a

piece of horn history, nearly 100 years old, but plays

beautifully.


 

The photos can be viewed in greater detail

by opening and saving them.

 

 

Halstead Music acts as an agent only,

accepting no responsibility as a principal.

 

 

 

NB: for international buyers:

Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the price or its delivery/shipping charges. It is the responsibility of the buyer/importer to pay these import taxes. Please enquire with your country's customs department to find what these additional costs will be. They are usually collected by the delivering courier company.

 

 

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CONN-SCHMIDT Vintage 6D