Conn Artist Symphony Trombone

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Hudsonband
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Conn Artist Symphony Trombone

Post by Hudsonband » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:19 pm

I have a silver plated large bore f attachment trombone that has on the bell C.G. Conn Ltd, USA, Artist Syphony. The slide has the serial number of 315808. I thought this was an older 88H, but the serial number does not seem to match the list I found find for 88H's. I am wondering if this is really an 88H.

Thanks for any ideas.
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Re: Conn Artist Symphony Trombone

Post by BGuttman » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:46 pm

Artist Symphony is used post-Abilene. There should be a model number somewhere near the serial. Also, there should be some letters before the numbers in the serial.

Most likely it's 21st Century. And yes, it's an 88H.
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Re: Conn Artist Symphony Trombone

Post by Glog » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:35 pm

This is 88H, the year 1981
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Re: Conn Artist Symphony Trombone

Post by Slidennis » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:05 am

I have a 88H and a 71H marked "Artist Symphony" on the bell, both good players with Remington receivers.

I think my 71H is a 1979'...
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Re: Conn Artist Symphony Trombone

Post by CalgaryTbone » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:05 pm

Hudsonband wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:19 pm
I have a silver plated large bore f attachment trombone that has on the bell C.G. Conn Ltd, USA, Artist Syphony. The slide has the serial number of 315808. I thought this was an older 88H, but the serial number does not seem to match the list I found find for 88H's. I am wondering if this is really an 88H.

Thanks for any ideas.
Conn started their serial numbers over again, basically re-using older numbers sometime around the end of the 20th century. I think the newer instruments usually have a space between numbers somewhere in the serial number - is that what you see? Search for the Conn Loyalist site online, and you can find a lot of information on dating instruments. I'm guessing your's dates from the late 80's to early 2000's, but the site I suggested can probably narrow that down to within a year or two. The Artist Symphony on the bell was used for a while after they stopped the elaborate bell engraving that had been used for over 50 years.

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