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Vintage Conn 8B Trumpet

This Trumpet was Stolen in 2014

  • Built in 1969
  • Rare Lightweight trumpet from the Golden Era of Be-Bop
  • Played by Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard in the 1960’s
  • Small Bore Trumpet – 0.438
  • Silver finish

In 1966 – This is how Conn described the 8B Trumpet

Designed to please the performer who demands an exceptionally lightweight (2 pounds, 6 ounces) free-blowing trumpet with just the right amount of edge to project in any brass section. Response is instantaneous. Aluminum valve stems. Aluminum guide cup. Lightweight braces. Third valve slide throw ring. Brass bell. Length 21½”. Bell 4 5/8″.

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