1927 Gold-Plated “Artist” Conn Tenor – M208XXX
The price has dropped markedly since first listed.
Gold-plated, Artist Engraving. This was the #00 finish – Artist’s Special Finish: Heavily gold plated, hand burnished over all, pearl inlaid keys, pearl rollers, bell richly hand-engraved. Inside of bell, engraving background, keys, posts and ferrules hand burnished.
It has been suggested that the castle engraving was patterned after the Neuschwanstein Castle.
And…apologies…I have been working like the Dickens to get all the photos oriented right-side up, but there are a few sideways. Enlightment evades me.
Features include: Rolled Tone Holes, Finger-nail file G#.
Ton Kooiman “Forza” right-hand thumb hook (cost – $150-$200), custom neck strap rings, and custom cork risers on the palm keys. These add-ons improve the ergonomics of this vintage horn, making it more comfortable to play.
“Forza” thumbrest instructions and the original Conn thumb hook are included.
And Holy Smokes, this horn plays like a house afire with a vintage Conn Sound that has been unmatched.
Excellent playing condition. Pads in great condition.
And at this price, it comes with amber-colored Conn Comet mouthpiece, as pictured below, made by, and labeled, “Runyon”…refaced by Paul Coates with a “Marshall Royal” facing. Paul writes here about the Marshall Royal mouthpiece, saying:
“I have Comets made from original 1940’s blanks. The color is a very dark amber, as if they were set aside due to too much tint in the mix. They found the blanks at the Runyon factory a few years ago and I had them manufactured into new mouthpieces. So, these are as I described… newly made from original blanks. … The tenors are the correct shade of amber, #8’s. .098″ tip opening. These mouthpieces have a very rich, dark, near classical tone. Well, listen to Marshall Royal. Just like that.”
The original case is long gone. This horn comes with the Martin Case as shown in the pictures.
Shipping cost is not included in the purchase price shown.