This vintage C.G. Conn Victor 80A cornet is in very good condition. It has a serial number of 363328 making it a 1946 vintage horn. Beneath the serial number on the second valve casing the word “Patented” is engraved. The engraving on the bell reads “C.G. Conn LTD. U.S.A. Elkhart-Ind.” There has been some lacquer peeling throughout the instrument and there is some light crazing to the lacquer on the inside of the bell and on the bell flair. This horn also has a micro-tuning mechanism or “opera glass” tuning device just back from the first valve casing. This tuning mechanism is quite rare and only found on C.G. Conns. This cornet comes in the original C.G. Conn case. The original Conn 4 mouthpiece is included.
This horn has a beautiful sound! The valves are nice and fast with good action. The horn has a nice amount of resistance and balances well in your hand. It has the classic big Conn sound to it and plays with great intonation.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good to excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 50- 55% of the original lacquered finish. There has been some lacquer peeling throughout the instrument and there is some light crazing to the lacquer on the inside of the bell and on the bell flair.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose.
Lead Pipe Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Back Bell Bow Condition: Medium general wear (visible lacquer or surface scratches and/or evidence of dent removal/repair).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
Bell Dent Removal/Repair: Very light evidence.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 4 1/2 inches.
Bore Size: It has a duo bore or “expanding bore” main tuning slide. The top half is a 0.468″ bore and the bottom half is a 0.484″ bore.
The Mouthpiece: The original Conn 4 mouthpiece is included in good used condition.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches). This is likely the original case showing signs of wear along the edging. The side handle is missing.
Engraving: C.G. Conn LTD. U.S. A. Elkhart-Ind. (on the bell) 80A (on the underside of the mouthpiece receiver) Patented (on the second valve casing below the serial number).