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This horn is an excellent Elkhart 8D, SN 918615. It has had a long, but good life, and is still in excellent working condition. The valves have good compression. The original leadpipe was replaced with a Lawson FB-110-125 leadpipe. The bell has been cut, and the flare was replaced with a custom flare by Atkinson Brass in California. The finger paddles have beautiful, excellent 1943 dimes professionally installed.


I personally play an 8D, and this is one of the better Elkhart horns that I have played. The sound is huge and dark. The Lawson pipe and Atkinson flare have added a good deal of flexibility and power to the horn. The soft side of the volume is clear and easy. The louds are powerful.  The tone is even between registers, and all registers play easily. This is a fantastic professional instrument that has many years of service left in it if cared for well.


The metal of the horn is still in good shape. There is some minor evidence of removal of dents from the bell flare. There are some minor dents in the 3rd valve slide (Bb side), but nothing deep and nothing that is affecting tone. They are easily removable. I might remove them, and if I do, I will update the listing.


Included is a very nice ProTec ProPac screw-bell case. It is used but in good condition. No mouthpiece is included, but a mouthpiece can be included upon request.


Feel free to contact me with any questions you have!

Beautiful Elkhart Conn 8D with Lawson Leadpipe Atkinson Bell Flare

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