The story of the C.G. Conn 88H trombone ultimately begins in 1875 with the vision and determination of one man: Colonel C.G. Conn. Founding a band instrument manufacturing company in the small town of Elkhart, Indiana, C.G. Conn quickly became known for his innovative brass designs and became the largest producer of trombones in the United States and earned the lasting reputation as "America's trombone house." Carrying on this tradition, the 88H is recognized for its unique tone color and refusal to "break up" even at the most extreme dynamics making it one of the most widely used professional symphonic trombones in the world. The C.G. Conn 88H series. Trombones with a future as bright as their past.
Designed as an homage to the vintage Conn 88H, the classic sound and feel of early Elkhart models was combined with modern day features and design to create a stunning example of balance and beauty. The 88HNV rejuvenates the classic vintage era trombone starting with the traditional rose brass bell, which is modeled after the bell weights from prime early examples. The unique valve wrap provides the balance and feel of traditional vintage models, but utilizes a modern approach to the open wrap design. This helps to create an even balance throughout the entire range. Other features include an updated valve lever and rosewood thumb paddle, creating a more ergonomic feel. The stunning new engraving weaves through four eras of Conn history. The chrome plated nickel silver handslide tubes in combination with the standard rose brass outer material provide a warm resonant sound and smooth action. Coupled with a modern style lightweight case, the New Vintage…
The C.G. Conn 88HNV professional trombone is ideal for both symphonic and solo performance.
At Conn-Selmer, we are committed to ensuring every brass instrument is ready to play right out of the box. To obtain this objective, we have developed and implemented a best-in-class play test criteria and improved our drop testing standards to increase durability. Rest assured, every brass instrument is professionally set up at the Conn-Selmer Brass Quality Center in Elkhart, IN, in optimal playing condition the moment you open the case, and ready to last a lifetime.