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Hi... I am considering the purchase of a Conn 22B New York Symphony trumpet, circa 1952. I'm hoping you can shed some light on these horns and perhaps provide some idea of the value.

The horn is in quite good condition; the original lacquer finish is probably 90% with a nice patina; valves and slides all good; a few small dings but no real damage. It comes from the collection of the original owner who is a professional player. Also comes with the original case that appears to be in good condition.


Rob, Sorry for the delay but I was visiting relatives at Christmas. The 22B is a fine horn and was the best seller of the Big Band Era at Conn. They are great horns for any setting that needs a blend and power of sound. In good shape they can easily go for $300-400. In better than good to mint they can go even higher. They are a standard for Conn collectors to have.  


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Mike Pawul


I am familiar with most trumpets, cornets, and flugelhorns. I can answer most questions about playing and musicality. Best of all, if I can't answer it directly I play regularly in several bands and have many "old timers" that are familiar with most things that I am not. I collect, repair, and refinish old and new horns and have sold over 1700 with more than 900 on ebay


I have played since 1965 and studied with many directors and trumpeters. I have been collecting since 2002 and have over 150 horns in my personal collection. I have done repair and refinsh since 2003 and have done work on over 2500 horns.

Kosair Shrine Brass Band and Dance Band, The Notables, The New Tones, Bourbon City Brass Band, River Cities Concert Band, Derby City Brass Band, University of Louisville Community Band, Member of Trumpet Players International Network (TPIN), Bugles Across America (BAA), Member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT)

I played at Brunswick High School. I played through college and have a BS in Business Administration from Trinity College. Of course, I am still learning from all my friends that play and work on trumpets around the world.

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Without being vain, numerous awards and have played in several honor bands.

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