Improved Cornet and Trumpet Recognition Guide

Sorry, the instrument was not built in Elkhart, Indiana. This website only deals with Conn instruments from the Elkhart period, 1875-1970.

If the instrument is nevertheless engraved with "Conn, Elkhart, Indiana" or "C.G. Conn, Elkhart, Indiana" (most likely on the bell), then you have fallen victim to a gap in the recognition guide. E-Mail me for an identification, but ONLY if the instrument is engraved with the word ELKHART! Please indicate in your e-mail that you are mailing because you ended up on this screen even though the instrument is engraved with "Elkhart". If the instrument isn't engraved "Elkhart", see the first paragraph of this screen.