CG Conn Professional Model V8DS Double French Horn

About the Model V8DS

Based on the 1937-1957 design of the Elkhart 8D, the Vintage 8D offers custom stress free assembly and vintage design to create a versatile instrument throughout all registers.


Based on the 1937-1957 design of the Elkhart 8D, the Vintage 8D offers custom stress free assembly and vintage design to create a versatile instrument throughout all registers. The lightweight, annealed bell provides response and tone charactarisitcs similar to that of Elkhart-built 8D's - large, dark orchestral sound and quick response. These qualities are further enhanced by the annealed mouthpipe and first branch. Parts are assembled as "stress-free" as possible by focusing attention on component fit. This process is aided with the use of multiple-piece bracing that ensures precise fit while at the same time, minimizes tension. Other classic elements include soldered-on bead rings and vintage style rotor caps that help distinguish this horn.

Conn "Vintage" - Key of F/Bb

.468" bore, Kruspe wrap

12-1/4" lightweight annealed large throat nickel silver screw bell

Nickel silver branches and slide tubes

Annealed first branch and mouthpipe

Tapered rotors and bearings

All string linkages

Hand lapped slides and rotors

Extra long 2nd Bb slide pull ring

Reconfigured 1st Bb slide crook

Soldered-on outside tube bead rings

Two push-button waterkeys

Brass vintage style engraved rotor caps

Clear lacquer finish

Conn 7BW mouthpiece

7511CS fiberglass shell case.