Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a very early Conn double bell euphonium. Its serial number is 13xxx which dates it to 1887. Double bell euphoniums first appeared in the 1880's. This instrument is unlacquered brass with remnants of silver plating inside each bell.
All valves and slides work well. The valve button on the fourth valve is a replacement.Dents have been removed from the bell sections. The original patina has been left almost completely intact.
It will be up to the new owner to decide whether or not to polish it away. This euphonium plays at high pitch (A = approximately 456). The main tuning slide is not quite long enough to bring it down to modern pitch (A = 440). It plays very well on the large bell side.The small bell side plays a bit stuffy. On both bells is engraved Made by C. The small bell is fixed and not removeable.
Included is a mouthpiece that is has "Conn" stamped on it. The mouthpiece appears to be original.
Sorry, no case or other accessories. You will not be disappointed. Feel free to contact me if you require further information or additional photos.The item "Early Conn Double Bell Euphonium, Worcester, 1887" is in sale since Tuesday, August 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Musical Instruments (Pre-1930)\Brass". The seller is "baton1" and is located in Dowagiac, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.