excellent horn designed with input from Santy
Runyon (the maker of mouthpieces-o-plenty), but primarily
by Hugh Loney, with reference to many Allen Loomis patents.
It is possibly the most rare and sought after production
Conn. It is also completely different from any other Conn
- Underslung octave key, but no microtuner neck.
- Straight tone holes
- "Slick" balanced action. Players have commented
that the horn plays like each key had been sprayed with
WD-40. That's a good thing :)
- Almost completely different keywork than any other Conn.
- And the horn's signature: a large plastic keyguard (patented)
on the LH side of the horn that covers the bell keys and
low keyrods. This guard is decorated with gold filigree
and the Conn "three marching guys."
mentioned, this horn is quite rare. Expect to pay at least
$2000 US if you can find one of these (and if the seller
knows what he has!)
alto models were produced (patent drawings do suggest
a tenor, but one was never produced). You had your
choice of finishes, as long as it was lacquer :)
These sold new, in 1950, for $382.50. ONE
1950 dollar = 6.80 2006 dollars.