1953 Conn 32H Small Bore Tenor Trombone

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The Conn 32H was designed by famous Conn engineer "Jake" Burkle and was considered by Mr. Burkle and others to be one of the best trombones he designed.  The 32H features a "Duo-bore" .500"-.522" dual bore narrow handslide with long stockings, 7.5" bell and a tapered bore throughout the instrument.  This particular 32H is in excellent condition.  The lacquer is in exceptional shape; outside of slight wear on a few contact points on the handslide and neckpipe and a few small scratches on the bell the finish is complete.  There are no dings or dents anywhere on the trombone and the handslide is a 9/10, with only one small spot of the traditional Conn plating wear on one of the inner handslide stockings. 

After spending some time with this trombone we can see why it was such a favorite.  In comparison to the more well known 6H the 32H has a bit more definition to it's sound but still has a lot of the Conn core, with a timbre that leans slightly darker but with clarity and projection; the sound doesn't feel as compact as on some other 7.5" bells.  We also don't hear a lot of shift in the timbre between dynamics; the softer dynamics retain the clarity to the sound and the upper dynamics gain a brilliance without becoming overly bright and strident.  The slotting overall is excellent and it's renown for being a lead horn comes through; the upper register slots very well and yet has flexibility with a lot of ease.  The blow has some of the push of a .500" bore but it's not tight and the upper register stays nicely open.  This is one of the better playing small bore tenors we have had in the shop for a while and in excellent shape!  Comes with original Conn contoured woodshell case.

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