Pre-Owned Conn 80A Victor Long Cornet in Lacquer
The Conn 80A cornet has an iconic design, and this one is in a classic lacquer finish!
- Dual bore main tuning slide
- 80A leadpipe widens over a shorter distance than the model 8A leadpipe
- Receiver best takes short shank cornet mouthpieces
- This horn has a 1952-53 serial
What Conn said in 1941:
"The 80-A model has made the Victor name famous. It is the favorite of many of the greatest cornet soloists, and a host if the younger artists have found it to be the ideal cornet for them. Year after year, dozens of the finest school champions in America win on the Victor. This model has won its popularity on exceptional merit. It is built in large bore and consequently has a big, mellow, rich tone, but it is so scientifically designed that it responds with great ease and can be played for long engagements without tiring the player. Its extremely accurate scale has stood the test of exacting critics for years, and its flexibility throughout the complete range has never been excelled by any other cornet. Has Clickless Crysteel valves, Victor tuning wheel. Built in Bb and A."
What Conn said in 1956:
"Year after year this is the favorite of many of the world's greatest cornet soloists ... the standard of comparison for all-round cornet performance. Bore is calibrated for big, mellow tone. Features exclusive Conn Clickless Crysteel bottom spring valves, "opera glass" tuning device. Length 18", weight 2 lbs. 15 oz., bell diameter 4 5/8". Outfit includes attractive durable Victor case with correct mouthpiece and music lyre. Highly polished brass, nickel trim, clear lacquer overall. Also available: satin finish silver plated, brilliant gold inside bell."
- All valves and slides move smoothly.
- This cornet plays best with a thicker oil like Berp #3 Heavy (our shop favorite for vintage horns).
- Some dents and dings around the horn (see photos).
- There is some some lacquer wear.
- Missing the tuning wheel for the opera glass mechanism
No case or mouthpiece included with this horn.
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