Based on the 1937-1957 design of the Elkhart 8D, the Vintage 8D offers custom stress free assembly and vintage design to create a versatile instrument throughout all registers. The lightweight, annealed bell provides response and tone charactarisitcs similar to that of Elkhart-built 8D's - large, dark orchestral sound and quick response. These qualities are further enhanced by the annealed mouthpipe and first branch. Parts are assembled as "stress-free" as possible by focusing attention on component fit. This process is aided with the use of multiple-piece bracing that ensures precise fit while at the same time, minimizes tension. Other classic elements include soldered-on bead rings and vintage style rotor caps that help distinguish this horn. Specifications: C.G. Conn "Vintage" - Key of F/Bb, .468" bore, Kruspe wrap, 12-1/4" lightweight annealed large throat nickel silver bell, nickel silver branches and slide tubes, annealed first branch and mouthpipe, tapered rotors and bearings, all string linkages, hand lapped slides and rotors, extra long 2nd Bb slide pull ring, reconfigured 1st Bb slide crook, soldered-on outside tube bead rings, two push-button waterkeys, brass vintage style engraved rotor caps, clear lacquer finish, C.G. Conn 7BW mouthpiece, 7511C plastic shell case.
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