I am inheriting a Conn Perfected Wonder Cornet, early 1900's

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by trumpettyler, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. trumpettyler

    trumpettyler New Friend

    Jan 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I saw it the other day, and based on what I've seen at the Conn Loyalist site, I think that is the model. It is a rather cool model that plays in A, Bb or C. The lacquer is worn, but not nearly like it is raw brass. All the slides are present and the valves move fine.

    I'm wondering if it is better to leave in this condition or better to have someone like Leigh restore it like I've seen he can do. Obviously, from a playing standpoint, it would be better to have it restored, but would it devalue the horn?
  2. Gilligan

    Gilligan Pianissimo User

    Aug 3, 2004
    Colorado Springs, USA
    As a collector and a comeback player, I prefer to return my vintage horns to excellent playing condition but leave the finish alone to keep the character of the old horn.

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