1928 Conn “artistballroom” Model 22h Trombone, 9.9 Out Of Ten

WICHITA BAND INSTRUMENT COMPANY 2525 East Douglas Avenue Wichita, KS 67211 Tel: (316) 684-0291; FAX (316) 684-6858

This gorgeous vintage Conn showed up at the front counter last week and it’s taken me a few days to research what it is….

I looked in my copy of Conn’s 1926 catalog, did not find a “model 22H”.

Looked further, in my copy of Conn’s 1928 catalog, note that this model is designated “Artist-Ballroom Model”.

It seems it was Conn’s absolute “top of the line” in 1928 and was available in a few different options, including gold brass or with silver bell.

It’s unique in that the inner slide is chrome (not nickel) plated and is in very fine original condition.  A small worn spot, maybe half the size of a dime, is on the lowest part of the lower inner slide.

Outer slide is perfect.  Perfect.

Bell diameter is 7.0 inches and the bore size is quite small, at .458 inches….about the same as a modern Bach 180ML trumpet.

Which means this superb vintage trombone is NOT for everyone. 

PERFECT for Dixieland, for Paul Whiteman late twenties original instrument ensembles.

NO LACQUER to the gold brass. In 1928, Conn had not yet started to lacquer brasses. Not for a couple of years.

Seamed construction to the bell-flare, which means rather nice handwork.

Everything original, including the case.

DON’T please confuse with the later “Conn Director 22H”, a good student-quality tbone, but not the same as this one!

Serial number 261204, made in Elkhart in 1928.

Conn really did make fine brasses back in the twenties, didn’t they!

Questions?  Write me!  Always happy to hear from trombone players!

2525 East Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67211
Tel: (316) 684-0291; FAX (316) 684-6858


Wichita Band Instrument Company is a small musical instrument emporium located in the center of the USA. We’ve been in business since 1953 and have had the same owner since 1963. Originally we were a repair shop that specialized in wind instrument restoration. Today we have 16 employees including six of the finest repair technicians in the country.

Wichita Band’s service warranty is the same as it’s been for more than thirty years:

ALL new and all used instruments sold by Wichita Band Instrument Company come with our 24 month service warranty. It’s in addition to any factory guarantees. For two full years, we will repair or replace, whichever in our estimation is the more advisable, pads, corks, springs or other parts required, at no charge to the customer. The customer is responsible for shipping and insurance charges. Cases and plating finishes are not covered by our service warranty but are sometimes covered by factory guarantees.

Wichita Band’s service warranty does cover dents and dings to your instrument. If your instrument sustains damage to the body, end bow, neck, slides or bell, we’ll burnish out the dents and make it look “like new” again. The cost you is absolutely nothing except for shipping and insurance charges.

Wichita Band Instrument Company maintains a repair department capable of restoration work of the highest quality. Even though repairs are essentially “free” for the first two years, after that period has expired, we remain at your service to maintain and repair your musical equipment forever. It’s our “service after the sale” promise and has been since 1953!

In the event that a customer requires service under factory guarantees or Wichita Band’s service warranty, the item must be returned to us and not directly to the manufacturer.

Anything we sell can be sent to you for a short approval period without obligation. We collect NO SALES TAX, unless you’re lucky enough to live in Kansas. The customer is responsible for shipping and insurance and must pre-pay back to us any freight charges on returned equipment. International shipping is available. Returned items will be refunded within 2 weeks of receiving the item. We’re happy to send any instrument “on approval” for five days, but ask the prospective buyer to pay shipping both ways and to please reimburse us for posting, clean-up and restocking charges (2.95%) on any returned instrument when using a credit card.  No restocking charge on PayPal transactions.

VISA/MASTERCARD/DISCOVER/PAYPAL ACCEPTED. Credit cards not accepted from some countries. We must ship to the credit card billing address with exceptions made only at our discretion.

We’re happy to correspond with musicians, players, parents and enthusiasts of all types. Written appraisals are always available, but please don’t write or telephone and ask what’s granny’s baritone sax worth? Do an Ebay search and you’ll learn more than we could ever tell you.

Feel free to call or e-mail for any additional information.
Wichita Band Instrument Co. 800-835-3006 payment line (USA and Canada), 316-684-0291 outside the USA and Canada order line, and info line.

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