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    value of Conn, Director trumpet

    I have a Conn trumpet.The model/serial # is 918112. On the mouth piece it says Vincent Bach 3C,. It is a Director.
    On the horn it says Director and has an engraving of three marching band members. Could you tell me what year it is and it's apx. value? It has some dings in it. It has the original case. I tried finding the age on the website that lists all the model#'s for Conn trumpets, but it stated there should be a B on the mouthpiece not a C, and I could not find the 918112 model # anywhere.
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    There are Director Trumpets and Director cornets. the B reference is for on the receiver for the mouthpiece ,not the mouth piece itself. on some the B means trumpet, an A will mean cornet. This differentiates the long model cornets from the trumpets. The long models look quite similar to the trumpets.
    Does yours have a coprion( copper color) bell? A pic would help identifying model number. As far as serial lists go, they are there on the Conn Loyalist site..........Buck

    Just went to the Loyalist site. Your serial should fall between 1961 or 1962
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    Re: value of Conn, Director trumpet

    Your Conn's value depends on the bell material and condition of the horn.
    If it has a "normal" brass bell, your value is between $100 and $175.
    With a copper bell, your horn is worth around $225.00 to $275.00.
    These estimates are for playable horns that do not need major repair.
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    Re: value of Conn, Director trumpet

    Here are two pictures of the trumpet. I think they uploaded.
    Thank you for your reply.

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    Re: value of Conn, Director trumpet

    Quote Originally Posted by trinna View Post
    Here are two pictures of the trumpet. I think they uploaded.
    Thank you for your reply.
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    To add some information about your trumpet. The model is Director and the serial number is 918112 and that is what determines the date of manufacture. I have a Director trumpet of about that same vintage. They are nice players but they are the student line of Conn for that era and as such do not bring much money. As mentioned, the "Coprion" (copper-colored) bell does bring a premium price as long as it is not damaged. They are more difficult to repair so if they are dented or twisted, they lose some of their value.
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    Re: value of Conn, Director trumpet

    Well now, send a p.m. to some hoople here like me. I'll send my email address and you can forward the pics to me and I'll post'em on my photobucket account.

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    Re: value of Conn, Director trumpet

    Here you go, the two photos are on PhotoBucket now:
    Pictures by Trinna581 - Photobucket

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: value of Conn, Director trumpet

    Nice looking trumpet. You might get $150 - $200.
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    Re: value of Conn, Director trumpet

    Thank you. It has dents in so that is more than I thought it was worth.

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    Re: value of Conn, Director trumpet

    I bought a 1960 Coprion Director a few weeks ago for $225, then traded it for a Yamaha 5335. Last week a restored coprion 1960 went for $520

    You can look at completed eBay sales to get a general idea.

    Yours is a 1961-62 sn#.

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