Here’s an absolute rarity! A Conn 8H SPEC from 1941 with a Coprion bell!
If you visit my website you probably know that Conn experimented a lot with materials, alloys etc before they settled on the popular models we all know today. Some of the prototypes out of these experiments made it to the market and they are marked as “SPEC”. This particular trombone is pretty much a standard 8H, but instead of the rose brass bell, it features a smaller Coprion bell.
Coprion is 100% pure copper electrolitically deposited on a stainless steel form. This creates a seamless bell wich gives a nice dark, velvety sound that holds together really well even at high dynamics. Read more about the Coprion bell at The Conn Loyalist.
For an 80 years old instrument, this trombone is in outstanding condition. There’s one point of Conn wear on the inner slide but the slide is still pretty good – more than useable as a daily driver. There’s some lacquer wear and it looks like the handgrip area has been touched up with some chrome plating – actually a very good idea! This is probably more of a collectors item, but it’s also an absolutely usable trombone if you are looking for a nice straight large bore trombone.
Here are some answers to questions I frequently get on how to buy a used trombone from me. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have further questions!
Q: Do you ship internationally?
Of course! All my prices include international shipping.
Q: How do I pay?
My preferred way of payment is a good old bank transfer. But I also accept PayPal, Venmo, Zelle etc.
Q: Can I pay with my credit card?
Yes. I can set that up for you.
Q: Can I pay in installments?
Yes. We can work something out.
Q: Do you ship with a case?
Most often times not. Shipping without a case is safer and cheaper. But if you need a case, I can see if I have a suitable case for your trombone.