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dstpt
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:27 am    Post subject: Conn Connstellation B: Do you know this model? Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me what this model is, or how I can know and how to determine its value?

Connstellation B is on the leadpipe.
Serial No: 563508 (1955?)
I'm guessing it is a 38B.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6r5wvekviy1wfqv/Connstellation%207C-W%20mpc.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/75499gpdnvi81fp/Connstellation%20B-01.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hg3srkyon1ms9wq/Connstellation%20B-02.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iw70x7wnem7pp1h/Connstellation%20B-03.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e3mcyfezs1m2woq/Connstellation%20B-04.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yfl5dxgux4z64gl/Connstellation%20B-05.JPG?dl=0
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

B tells you its a trumpet. The Conn loyalists will have all the info you need. Value is in the hand of the buyer
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/ConnTrumpet.html

The Conn Loyalist site could help you there. To me it looks like a 38B like you said. Or 36B but I doubt it. The value depends on it's playability and over all condition. How are the valves?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, according to that webpage, it is a 1956 Conn Connstellation 38B.

Valves and slides are excellent. Compression also seems excellent (like the horn didn't go through abundance of use nor abuse). Seems to blow well. I haven't played any other Conns in years, so I wouldn't be able to compare in that way. I know it has had the water key pads replaced and been serviced within the past year (chem-cleaned, et al). Just sitting in a friend's closet. Needs to be sold. Trying to give him an idea on what it might yield on the market...either eBay or TH. Maybe we should just start at $50K and go from there...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's one on ebay now for $850.00 buy it now. Sounds about right.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Conn-Connstellation-Trumpet-1956-38B-Early-Model-NICE-JUST-SERVICED-PLAYS-GREAT/192453099546?hash=item2ccf19401a:g:ltcAAOSwL9paZS3Q
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's worthless so you should donate it to me

Somewhere between 50k and $50? But $850 street value, meaning it should result in an actual sale.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And there's another one on eBay for $2399! but that's the "Wow" version. Since this one is a little older, I guess it would be the "Extra Wow" version!


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-C-G-CONN-ELKHART-38B-CONNSTELLATION-Bb-TRUMPET-VINTAGE-WOW/222826738697?hash=item33e1823409:g:ckEAAOSwmudZ6A5E&autorefresh=true
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dstpt wrote:
And there's another one on eBay for $2399! but that's the "Wow" version. Since this one is a little older, I guess it would be the "Extra Wow" version!


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-C-G-CONN-ELKHART-38B-CONNSTELLATION-Bb-TRUMPET-VINTAGE-WOW/222826738697?hash=item33e1823409:g:ckEAAOSwmudZ6A5E&autorefresh=true


This one is probably not worth more than $750.00. For reference purposes my collection includes a 1956 38B that is in virtually new condition (no finish wear whatsoever) and I paid $1,000.00 for it, which I thought was very fair considering its pristine condition. In terms of finish condition, neither your horn, the ebay 1956 horn I referred to or this ebay 1962 horn is even close to the finish condition of the horn in my collection and the mechanics/valves of my horn are excellent. Just FYI.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HERMOKIWI wrote:
dstpt wrote:
And there's another one on eBay for $2399! but that's the "Wow" version. Since this one is a little older, I guess it would be the "Extra Wow" version!


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-C-G-CONN-ELKHART-38B-CONNSTELLATION-Bb-TRUMPET-VINTAGE-WOW/222826738697?hash=item33e1823409:g:ckEAAOSwmudZ6A5E&autorefresh=true


This one is probably not worth more than $750.00. For reference purposes my collection includes a 1956 38B that is in virtually new condition (no finish wear whatsoever) and I paid $1,000.00 for it, which I thought was very fair considering its pristine condition. In terms of finish condition, neither your horn, the ebay 1956 horn I referred to or this ebay 1962 horn is even close to the finish condition of the horn in my collection and the mechanics/valves of my horn are excellent. Just FYI.


Agreed. I still have the 1961 38B my parents bought for me to start HS. Still mint cond.; many decades here and there on the shelf and even has a recent Andersons NiAg valve replating. $1000 is fair. $2400 would have to be NIB barn find ...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all. Now listed in TH Marketplace.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dstpt wrote:
Thanks to all. Now listed in TH Marketplace.


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