Conn Bb Trombone (vintage-serial number places horn made in 1925). Comes with a vintage case in good used condition.
Bell has ornate scroll work that is Gold inlaid. Instrument has Gold inlaid in various places. Inside of bell has Gold wash. The rest of the instrument is silver plated.Serial number on both parts of the slide match. Bell section & slide section also have a matching identification number. New spit cork & tuning slide pulls good. Counter balance inscribed with C.
And the name Kenneth C. Kates on the other side. I believe this instrument was special made for this person, but I have not been able to confirm this--(please see note at end of listing). I also believe this is the original finish on this horn--it is worn in some places, but is remarkable overall.
(many players & repairmen believe that when you refinish an instrument, you make it look pretty & new again, but you take away from the sound quality that the horn has developed over the years). This is a unique, one of a kind instrument, made in 1925 for then 15 year old Kenneth C.This instrument is a great player or collector piece. Serial # 220874 & 2H. Special Note: Three fellow E-Bayers have been kind enough to do some research & the following is what they have found. #1: This trombone was most likely engraved by Julius Steinberg, who was the Master Engraver for C. Conn company during the time of it's production. Since it is personalized, it is a "one of a kind" instrument.
Kates owned this instrument from 1925 to 1997, when he passed away. Kates attended such prestigious schools as, St. Stephens College, where he earned an A. He then attended Dickenson Seminary and finally, Lycoming, where he became an "advisor". He was 86 when he passed in South Florida in early 1997.What a unique man, with a unique instrument. I wonder what stories this trombone could tell us if only it could talk. Kates for taking such good care of this fine instrument. Conn-Professional Trombone-Gold & Silver plated-Vintage-T103" is in sale since Saturday, January 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trombones".
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