The Conn 88h is the holy grail of vintage tenor trombones.
They are a large bore symphony tenor. They are beautifully made, and play wonderfully.
I got this horn from my uncle, Dave Buckley. He played it for years and I consider myself lucky to have it now.
My uncle got it from Bob Merritt who had bought it from Dave Rayment. The horn itself was made in ’67 or ’68 I believe.
It’s been well played and well loved over the years but is starting to show it’s age, but look at the lovely detail. So much care taken in the manufacture of these beauties.
But I’m afraid that it’s time for a bath.
Like the old Olds trombones, these have lovely engraving.
Not the original case.
Me and the 88h in studio.