This vintage C.G. Conn Victor 80A cornet is in excellent condition. It has a serial number of 390135 which makes it a 1950’s vintage horn. Below the serial number on the second valve casing the word “Patented” is engraved. The engraving on this horn is gorgeous it reads “C.G. Conn LTD. U.S.A. Elkhart-Ind.” 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. There is some player wear touch spots on the third valve casing and the outside of the tuning slide. The original Conn 4 mouthpiece is included. This horn comes in what is likely the original case is in good condition with replacement latches and is showing signs of wear on the edges of the case.
This cornet plays incredibly well! It has a beautiful big round sound and has wonderful projection. The valves have great action to them. This cornet has a lovely tone from top to bottom and really sings nicely in the upper register.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 90%+ of the lacquered finish. There is some spot re-lacquering on the horn.
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: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Back Bell Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Almost no dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
Bell Dent Removal/Repair: Light evidence.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 4 5/8 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. It has replacement latches and is showing signs of wear on the edges of the case.
Engraving: C.G. Conn LTD. U.S.A. Elkhart-Ind. (on the bell) Patented (on the second valve casing below the serial number) 80A (on the underside of the mouthpiece receiver).