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    1966 Connstellation BONE!!!

    You don't see these very often:

    Conn 48H Elkhart Connstellation Trombone FANTASTIC CONDITION w/Case (FREE SHIP) | eBay

    They're asking too many $$$s, but, on the other hand, if she's anything like her trumpet sistren, then I'll bet she can scream bloody murder.




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    Re: 1966 Connstellation BONE!!!

    Note that they do have a "Make Offer" option, so you might be able to low ball them.

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    Re: 1966 Connstellation BONE!!!

    I played that in my trombone years, my former teacher had used the Connstellation 48H in his younger days.
    It is a bloody good trombone that one. Loved my time with that trombone.
    Highly recommended trombone!
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    Re: 1966 Connstellation BONE!!!

    The best trombone I ever had was a late Elkhart 48H. It wasn't cosmetically beautiful, but it was a great player.

    It got loaded into the luggage compartment of a Greyhound bus in Santa Fe and wasn't there when I arrived in Pasco, WA. Oh well, with the insurance money I bought a Holton Superbone, which is a surprisingly good player and quite the conversation piece.
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    Re: 1966 Connstellation BONE!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nieuwguyski View Post
    The best trombone I ever had was a late Elkhart 48H. It wasn't cosmetically beautiful, but it was a great player.

    It got loaded into the luggage compartment of a Greyhound bus in Santa Fe and wasn't there when I arrived in Pasco, WA. Oh well, with the insurance money I bought a Holton Superbone, which is a surprisingly good player and quite the conversation piece.
    Of course, nothing can compare to be Holton Superbone!
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    Re: 1966 Connstellation BONE!!!

    It's been relisted, with the price marked down now to $1750 [from $2000 originally]:

    Conn 48H Elkhart Connstellation Trombone FANTASTIC CONDITION w/Case (FREE SHIP) | eBay

    Also has the "Make Offer" option.

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    Re: 1966 Connstellation BONE!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Franklin D View Post
    The Connstellation trombones never became very popular with the pro's, they prefered the Victors and Artists. I myself had and have a Victor 6H. I only knew one pro in Holland who played a Connstellation, the late Dick Kaart of the Dutch Swing Orchestra. Read "The comparitive quality of Conn instruments" on the Connloyalist site.
    What was the problem - tone [sound quality] or intonation or responsiveness or maybe the overall weight of the horn?

    The Connstellation trumpets of that era are reputed to have had a heavy nickel coating over a copper ["Coprion"] bell, and they have a reputation for being heavy horns [at least for women and little boys].




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    Re: 1966 Connstellation BONE!!!

    Anyway, the Connstellation was a definite choice for nice jazz and big band repertoire.
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