I bought this horn from a seller on Ebay in 2011 –
There are some small dings and dents that I have had removed and I replaced the valve corks. This long cornet is simply incredible. A true gem and very unique. If you have the chance to buy one of these, DO IT! The earlier the year the better the quality. This one was built in 1956 and the sound is one-of-a-kind!
What Conn said in 1957:
New design that looks like a trumpet … easier to blow, easier to handle. Acoustical qualities similar to those of the 28A Connstellation. Features Clickless Crysteel valves with bottom springs for fast, smooth, positive action and quiet performance. Nickel silver finger hook, third valve ring, and water keys. Length 21 3/8″, weight 2 lbs. 10 oz., bell diameter 5 1/8″. Outfit includes attractive, sturdy Victor case, correct mouthpiece and music lyre.
Highly polished brass, beautifully nickel trimmed, protected by long lasting, acid resistant LUSTRE-CONN finish.
- Vintage Conn 6A Victor Long Cornet
- Built by Conn in 1956
- Cornet Leadpipe
- Nickle Wrapped Valves and Slides
- Beautiful Dark Jazz sound