This is a 1969 (M-series) Conn 76A Connquest in great shape! The Connquest has a #2½ Bore (0.485") and with similar design features as the Olds Recording cornet. This 76A is in fantastic original condition, with 99% lacquer intact and a handful of repair marks, most significantly on the leadpipe and bell tail. Even it is not a shepherd's crook cornet, the Connquest has a dark mellow sound mostly due to the bore size, that it plays super smooth throughout the register, especially with the like-new valves on this cornet! This cornet will have no problem blending in a section in band or chamber settings! Comes with case.
What Conn said in 1963:
Designed with the student in mind, easier to play, assures faster progress right from the start. Features include: nickel-silver mouthpipe, added guards for protection of rams-horn knuckle and 2nd valve slide, nickel outer slide and brass inner slide on main tuning slide, separate clean-out slides on bell and mouthpipe, three sets of valve casing braces (instead of usual two) for added rigidity, short model (less than 14 inches long), special-design third valve ring.
$300 + Shipping