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What’s on My Bench? A 1911 Conn New Invention Circus Bore Cornet!!

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What’s on My Bench? A 1911 Conn New Invention Circus Bore Cornet!!

Hey brass fans! I wasn’t planning on doing a post on this particular horn, but it turned out to be a bit more exciting than I thought it would! It makes me wish I had taken "before" photos of this one. > Sometimes when you start work on a horn, it just reveals more and more problems as you go. Other times, it just gets better and better! This horn was just one pleasant surprise after another. It started out super dirty and tarnished, so tarnished that I had no idea what was underneath! I saw patches of yellow that...

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What’s on My Bench? A Pair of Beautiful Conn 80A Cornets!

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What’s on My Bench? A Pair of Beautiful Conn 80A Cornets!

Welcome back to my home bench, where I have a couple of vintage beauties waiting for you! These Conn 80A cornets are a lot of fun - great players, and can go from a super dark and velvety sound to bright and trumpet-like depending on your choice of mouthpiece. The two pictured here are from 1947 and 1921. The 1921 model is convertible to A, with slide markings to pull to for tuning. Conn cornets built before 1950 work best with short shank cornet mouthpieces, though a long shank actually doesn’t fit too badly or change intonation much, surprisingly! Both...

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What’s on My Bench? A 1915 King Master Model Cornet!

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What’s on My Bench? A 1915 King Master Model Cornet!

Welcome to my home shop! I’m currently working from home, and since my home tooling is limited to trumpet and guitar repairs, you’ll see lots of great trumpets and corners in the weeks to come. This horn is a real beauty, and came to us from a recent estate buy. It cleaned up better than expected, and is quite the player, too!  This one, though worn, is in full gold plate with lovely engraving and includes original case, mouthpiece, and gold plated mute. While it’s not in perfect condition and shows a lot of hand wear, it is still very...

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What’s on My Bench? A New York Bach Cornet!

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What’s on My Bench? A New York Bach Cornet!

It seems like we just keep getting lots of fabulous vintage Bachs lately - I can hardly keep track!! This little beauty dates somewhere between 1950-1952, and is in really great shape for a horn of this age. It still has about 60% of its original lacquer, which has aged to a nice dark color, and has been taken care of during its time. It has its original case, and is now clean and ready for the next lucky player! This horn has been photographed and should be listed very shortly, so keep an eye out if you’re interested -...

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Things We Find in Cases: Buffet Valve Oil!

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Things We Find in Cases: Buffet Valve Oil!

Today’s finds are pretty awesome, from the case of an old Reynolds cornet that you’ll see soon. I bet you never knew Buffet sold valve oil, did you?? Well, it’s because they actually also made trumpets for a short time! I actually have one that I found recently, and before you ask - no, it is NOT for sale! They are rare enough that I thought you all might like to see it, though! There’s not a lot of info out there on these horns, but this one sure is a nice player! Heavy horn with a big wide grip,...

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