SOLD: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

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SOLD: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by biggiesmalls » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:45 pm

This is a late Abilene (early 1980's) 76H "Century" model that was manufactured after former Elkhart employee Daniel Henkin rescued Conn from the dark days of McMillan ownership. The improvement in manufacturing quality that Henkin brought about at Conn is apparent in this horn's fit and finish, which is superb.

Near mint condition, with only very minor lacquer wear at the hand and neck contact points. No damage whatsoever. I doubt that there is a cleaner original Century in existence. I've had a couple of other 76H's, but both were real beaters, which seems to have been the usual fate of these uncommon horns.

The .522 bore slide is a bit narrower than my 79H slide, and the blow is very focused (slightly tighter leadpipe?). Slide action leaves nothing to be desired, 9/10. I would describe the bell weight as "medium" compared to other Conn bells I own.

This horn responds well to mouthpiece changes, and can achieve a wide range of tonal colors depending on the cup depth used. At FF with a medium depth cup, this horn really cuts without breaking up.

The case quality is comparable to late Elkhart cases, with much stiffer construction than early Abilenes, with the welcome return of the center case latch.

Priced at $895 shipped to CONUS. Sorry, no trades.

Thanks!
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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century .522 straight NEAR MINT

Post by biggiesmalls » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:47 pm

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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century .522 straight NEAR MINT

Post by biggiesmalls » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:48 pm

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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by Thrawn22 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:37 pm

8 1/2 bell?
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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by biggiesmalls » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:13 am

Thrawn22 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:37 pm
8 1/2 bell?
Yes, 8.5" bell.
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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by Trav1s » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:19 pm

Looks like the same slide as a 52H
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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by lauriet » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:20 pm

Where were you a week ago. :???:
I had given up on finding one like this and spent my money on a Rath.
I would have snapped it up in a millisecond.
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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by btone » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:13 pm

I think it is the same late 70's, early '80's Conn slide as the the 74h and 75h used - a .522 bore slide that is shorter than the 78h and 79h slide, but silver plated to match the nickel plated 76h Conn "Century" bell.
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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by Kdog77 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:32 pm

You definitely won't send this to Australia?
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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by Kdog77 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:45 am

Because mine has seen a lot of action, and I'd love a replacement!
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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by biggiesmalls » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:43 am

Kdog77 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:32 pm
You definitely won't send this to Australia?
Email sent
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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by Thrawn22 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:18 pm

Does an 88H slide fit the bell?
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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by biggiesmalls » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:01 pm

Thrawn22 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:18 pm
Does an 88H slide fit the bell?
That could be an interesting combination. Unfortunately, an 88H slide tenon only inserts about halfway into the bell receiver.

Going in the other direction, my 32H Burkle .500/.525 slide hooks up perfectly.

Sale pending.
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Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by JLivi » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:13 am

Thrawn22 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:18 pm
Does an 88H slide fit the bell?
I recently paired an 88h bell with the slide of a 74h, it wasn’t as good as the straight 74h was so I reversed it. It could have been the bell I used. It was an Artist Symphony bell. But so is my 74h. Oh well!
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Re: SOLD: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Post by biggiesmalls » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:48 pm

Sold!
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