1928 Conn 58B "New Era" trumpet in silver plate with the french brass bell
This is a very cool example of the newest trumpet designs from the late 1920's! This particular trumpet is in satin silver with polished accents, gold wash bell, cool engraving, and features a french brass bell. There is some silver wear throughout the horn which is typical of horns this age. The valves had good pop and fair compression when using Berp Bio #3 oil (we'll include a bottle with the horn).
All slides move and we have cleaned and polished this up for the new owner!
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.