1929 Conn 58B "New Era" trumpet in gold!
This is a very cool example of the newest trumpet designs from the late 1920's! This particular trumpet is in gold with beautiful Stenberg engraving and features a french brass bell. There is gold wear throughout as well as some poorly done solder joints that were done prior to arriving at our shop. In some locations the plating has been worn down to the silver and in other locations it is down to the raw brass.
Here's a great write-up from the Conn Loyalist site:
What Conn said (around 1928):
In harmony with the modern vogue for smarter lines, greater beauty, lighter weight and higher efficiency, Conn has manufactured the New Era trumpet. Besides the features of general appearance, the New Era possesses greater brilliancy of tone, velocity of performance, facility of control and ease of blowing which are equalled by few trumpets and surpassed by none.
Although built with the same bore, same taper and of the same gauge and quality brass as the famous New York Symphony trumpet, 22B, the New Era possesses a scintilating brilliancy and carries power never achieved in any of our trumpets.
The New Era is fully one inch longer and one inch narrower than the older trumpets. Both features lend grace and charm to its appearance. The valves are of new and fool proof design. The New Era is unquestionably the instrument for the modern trumpet player.