CG Conn Trumpet ID

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by CGTrump, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. CGTrump

    CGTrump New Friend

    Oct 28, 2009
    Hello TrumpetMasters, I have a CG Conn LTD Elkhart, IND-USA trumpet that I need some help with. It has an engraved bell (with a floral pattern), and is marked with the serial number 406621. It seems that its from the 1953 to 1954 era, although that's what I came up with. The case is well worn, and the trumpet seems to be in very good condition. There is minimal wear, and it doesn't seem to need much. I would like to know the model number and the approximate value. I have a few pictures:
  2. oldlou

    oldlou Forte User

    Aug 28, 2005
    Grand Rapids, Mi.
    According to the Conn Loyalist your horn is a Conn Conquerer,model 48B, AKA the Vocabell. A very fine and highly sought after instrument.

  3. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

    Oct 25, 2005
    Sunny Ca.
    Looks gold plated?
  4. Gaucho Viejo

    Gaucho Viejo Pianissimo User

    Apr 23, 2008
    Palouse, Washington
    I just love the aerodynamic, industrial look of those water keys - actually I love everything about this model and am drooling on my keyboard as I type. You are a lucky soul to have one - and in such good condition, too.
  5. CGTrump

    CGTrump New Friend

    Oct 28, 2009
    Yes it looks gold plated, but I am not sure. The plating is in great shape, some scratches, and no dents that I can see. Even the finish on the inside of the bell is nice. The valves seem to be good, only one sticks a little. They have the mother of pearl on the keys. It is definitely a beautiful piece. I have confirmed that it is a 48B, but you already knew that.
    Thanks for the info.

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