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FS: 1953 Conn 20J With Cases $1600 Plus Shipping

Postby PRO » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:55 pm

This is a three-piston top-action BBb tuba in lacquer finish with short-action valves. The serial number 426xxx dates it to 1953.

The body is in very good original condition with no major dents and only a few very minor dents and dings. The lacquer on the body appears to have been touched-up from time to time and there are variations in lacquer color. The bell is in exceptional condition with no creases, only the tiniest of dings, and excellent lacquer. It is a “lady face” or “naked lady” bell. The bell diameter is 24". The valves are in excellent original condition -- still good "pop" in each valve when slide is removed while valve is closed. All three valves are original and marked with the serial number of the body. All tuning slides are free. The horn comes with the original Conn body case and bell case, both in excellent condition with proper latches and hinges and with renewed heavy-duty nylon tie-down straps in the body case.

Harvey Hartman (Harv's Happy Horns) serviced this instrument some years ago. He adjusted the tuning slide lengths to put the horn in tune with itself. He cleaned and flushed all valves and tubing, aligned the valves, replaced the water key cork, added an Amati water key on the second valve slide, and converted the horn to Hetman synthetic valve oil and slide grease. He touched up the lacquer on the bell throat below the leadpipe. Altogether an excellent instrument.

Please see photos at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rq2eic3ar9dj ... DZEDa?dl=0" target="_blank
(Double-click to enlarge the photos.) The tuba stand in some of the photos is not for sale.

Price $1600 plus shipping, or $1400 plus shipping if you do not want the cases.

Terms: If you pick up, payment must be in cash or paid by check in advance. If the horn is to be shipped, your check must clear before shipping. You may use the shipper of your choice. Shipping only to the USA lower 48 states. I will pack carefully in two large cardboard boxes, one for the body and the other for the bell, with lots of padding in each. If you prefer, I will ship in the cases. Buyer pays for shipping and insurance (if desired). No returns, no refunds, and sold “as is”, so I recommend you visit and try-before-you-buy. Serious inquiries only, please.

I have owned and enjoyed this tuba for about twenty years. Selling it only because I am buying a Conn 26J and have no need for two behemoths. (Actually, three. I have another 26J that will be for sale shortly.) Please feel free to contact me with questions about this 20J tuba. Thank you very much for looking.

Paul R. Ogushwitz, PhD
303 Center Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2101
Phone 908-850-1636
Email proscientific AT verizon DOT net
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