The Conn Trumpet Page

This page contains information relevant to Conn Trumpets. These are the Conn model numbers ending with the letter "B".

Index of pages
Full Trumpet Model Number List
This is the full trumpet model number list. New models after 1970 are not included. End dates past 1970 are given, when known.

What do the trumpets look like?
Although the Conn model number index is very interesting, it doesn't show you what the instruments look like. In the pages behind this link I try to provide as complete a list as possible of pictures of the Conn trumpets in the Conn model number index.

Also on this site
Improved Conn cornet and trumpet recognition guide
An attempt at an improved version of the recognition guide.

Conn trumpet recognition guide
The original recognition guide

Conn Brass Serial Numbers
Serial number lists for Conn Brass instruments.

Pan American Brass Serial Numbers
Serial number lists for Pan American Brass instruments.

Comparative quality of Conn instruments
From time to time I am asked whether a model is a professional or student model. Here is the answer.

1900's - 1940's Conn cornet and trumpet bore size descriptions
Before World War 2 Conn used "small", "medium" and "large" to describe bore sizes. Here is a translation into more familiar numerical terms.

Cleaning your trumpet or cornet
An explanation of a way to clean your instrument.

"How to Care For Your Instrument": Original Conn publication August 1942
A Conn publication from WW2 on how to care for your instrument when spare parts are unavailable.

"Proper Care of Your Conn Instrument": Original 1958 Conn brochure
The complete text of an original brochure Conn included with its instruments.

The Coprion Bell
An article on the how and why of the Coprion bell.

The post-Elkhart years
Model number lists from the post-Elkhart years.

Some Links relevant to trumpets
Paul Ayick Vintage Trumpets
Conn serial number list by Lars Kirmser