Seller: pappajohn52 (1,549) 100%, Location: OHIO, Ships to: US, Item: 270915258827 "PRESERVING AMERICAN MUSIC HERITAGE ONE INSTRUMENT AT A TIME" IF YOU'RE TIRED OF LOSING AN AUCTION IN THE LAST SECONDS USE "BUY IT NOW" FOR ONLY $3450! LIMITED TIME SALE - NOW ONLY $2850!! CONN 8D DOUBLE F - Bb FRENCH HORN CUSTOM SCREW BELL C. G. CONN LTD. JUST COMPLETELY RESTORED! WOW! WHAT A GREAT HORN! THE RING ON SCREW BELL ACTS AS A TONE ENHANCER THE MSRP FOR A NEW SCREW BELL 8D IS $6280! THE CHEAPEST DISCOUNT INTERNET PRICE IS $4200! HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO GET A GREAT VINTAGE 8D FOR LESS THAN THE PRICE OF A NEW ONE! This super French Horn plays as great as it looks! It has been completely overhauled and is ready to go to it’s new home. Here's a youtube link of one of our vintage 8D'S in action:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PooqFrcVt4I Many thanks to John Freeman for this video. John is an advocate for cryogenic freezing of brass instruments, to provide a more responsive playing instrument with improved tone and slotting. Many top pro players use this process and speak very highly of the results. Email me if you are interested in adding this process to any of my restored instruments. Serial number is HK040099 dating to November 1980 THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT VINTAGE HORNS MADE AFTER DANIEL HENKEN PURCHASED CONN AND RESTORED THE LEGENDARY CONN QUALITY Henken was Conn's advertising manager and left Conn in 1970 to purchase and run the K. G. Gemeinhart Co., makers of some of the finest professional flutes on the market. He purchased Conn in 1980 to restore Conn's place in the market of makers of the best brass and woodwind instruments in America. I have played an Elkhart "N Series" 8D since college and currently have one for sale on eBay. This 8D plays every bit as great! WIDELY CONSIDERED TO BE FAR BETTER THAN THE NEW 8D'S This super 8D features all original parts. The valves and bearings are tight with excellent compression. You get a loud "pop" with the slide are pulled. The French Horn has been completely restored. It has been completely taken apart, dents removed, polished and a beautiful new baked epoxy lacquer finish applied. The valves are excellent with new strings and bumpers. While this is an as is no returns sale, the horn carries a full one year warrantee on the restoration from the shop that does my overhauls. A new deluxe Conn case and a mouthpiece are included. The refinishing was done by a respected local shop with over 40 years experience in woodwind and brass instrument restorations and repairs. I have personally used this company for over 8 years for my band members and myself. Everyone has always been extremely impressed with his work. The Conn 8D French Horn has been the standard for professional players since its introduction in 1938!. Specs from Conn-Selmer web site: F/Bb .468" (11.89mm) bore 12-1/4" (311mm) large throat bell all nickel silver tapered rotors and bearings This is a great looking and playing professional French horn - THE BEST OF THE BEST BUY IT NOW FOR ONLY $3450 AN OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL FRENCH HORN!! DON’T LET THIS ONE GET AWAY!!! TERMS OF SALE: USA SALES ONLY. (email me to discuss international sales) *PayPal ONLY PLEASE* Feel free to ask questions before you buy. Please read the positive feedback from my past customers and BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Sold AS IS - NO RETURNS This item is guaranteed to be as described. I take great care to make sure you are receiving a good quality instrument and to describe it accurately. “REPAIR & RETURN WARRANTEE”: All instruments are inspected and play tested prior to shipping to insure the highest quality. While this horns is sold “AS IS, NO RETURNS” it is guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a full year with a “REPAIR & RETURN” warrantee from the shop that does my overhauls. Contact me through eBay to OK warrantee issues. Horns must be returned prepaid, fully insured against loss and damage by a carrier that provides tracking. Horns will be repaired, or replaced with a similar restored instrument if available, at our option and returned at no expense to the buyer. A store credit towards any instrument in my ebay store can also be issued if the customer prefers. To guard against “buyer’s remorse” NO CASH REFUNDS will be issued. Purchase indicates full acceptance of these terms. The pictures tell the story. I’ve personally play tested it, so there’s nothing to worry about. I’m a band director and professional musician playing tuba to trumpet and everything in between. I play test everything I sell. If I wouldn’t have it in my house, I won’t send it to yours! I’m just a band director that’s collected too many instruments and other "horn stuff", between the community band that I direct (plus 3 others I play in – yes, I’m a little crazy!) and 2 kids that played in band in school. It’s time to “thin the herd”, so I’ll be listing some more instruments and “horn stuff” soon. UPDATE: Thanks to all who have bought “stuff from my closet”. This has gone so well, that I have opened an Ebay store and will be looking for more nice items (mostly band instruments and “horn stuff”) to offer for sale on Ebay as well as selling for my band members and friends. UPDATED UPDATE: THANKS TO ALL MY PAST CUSTOMERS! I'm now starting my 4th year on eBay with sales to 22 countries and 46 states, and 100% positive feedback! Thanks to all of you, I've achieved some of eBay's top ratings, plus a lot of great horns have been rescued and are now enjoying a new life all around the world. THANKS AND ENJOY YOUR "NEW" REFURBISHED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS! If there is something you’d like, just email me with your request and I’ll try to find it for you. Please note: This item is also for sale locally. I will have to end the auction early if it sells locally. SHIPPING TERMS: Shipping will be UPS, so I must have a street address - NO PO BOXES! S&H is $ 45.00 including insurance to most of continental US. California and the rest of the West Coast is an additional $15. You will receive a separate paypal invoice for the addition charges when paying from these locations. (Alaska and Hawaii will be extra – email me for correct charges before paying) Please note that S&H means shipping and handling. This covers more than just postage. It includes postage (or UPS charges), insurance, delivery confirmation, packaging materials and time, etc. My charges are not the highest on eBay or the lowest. They are usually about average or less than the average price compared to other like items shipped on eBay. Shipping is usually within 1-3 days of payment receipt. THANKS FOR LOOKING! On Aug-27-09 at 08:21:17 PDT, seller added the following information: Sellers: Get your own map of past buyers. Fast. Simple.