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Conn 17A
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100% of reviewers $110.00 9.0


#2½ Bore
Director with Coprion bell
1961 - 1971
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Bore (inch): 0.485
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Review Date: 9/6/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $100.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: ease of play, great look
Cons: slightly loose slots

My Conn cornet is not the pro-level horn you'd expect to see played by an Armstrong or a Clarke (who loved his Besson), but as an intermediate horn, and with the proper mouthpiece setup, it can sound bright, rich and "cornety" as you wish. The notes pop with ease and it takes a good deal of air, which I like out of a cornet. Put a pro behind this horn and although he/she might be able to tell the difference between a pro-level horn of this vintage and the 17A, the listener would not. The copper bell warms the sound and provides rich overtones as well. And the price? Unbelievable, depending on condition, of course. Highly recommonded.
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Registered: July 2012
Location: Fleischmanns, New York, United States
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Review Date: 8/18/2012 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: $120.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Ease of play,Fast positive valves, What a sound !
Cons: Nothing comes to mind

I was fortunate to pick up this horn under $120 in great condition All was needed was a hosing down in the sink and a good cleaning and oiling.
Very easy to play. Blows clear and is easy to finger.
The copper bell imparts a homey character to the sound that is warm and forward.
If you can get it.
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