C.G. Conn

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C.G. Conn
Founded 1876
Headquarters Elkhart, Indiana, USA
Key people
Charles Gerard Conn, founder
Products Brass instruments
Parent Conn-Selmer

C.G. Conn Ltd., sometimes called Conn Instruments or commonly just Conn, was a United States manufacturer of musical instruments, especially brass instruments. In 1985 their Strobotuner division was bought by Peterson Electro-Musical Products, who continue to service their line of products.[1]

Assets of C.G. Conn were bought by Steinway Musical Instruments in 2000 and in January 2003 were merged with other Steinway properties into a subsidiary called Conn-Selmer. Conn-Selmer is the current company responsible for merchandise manufactured by C.G. Conn Ltd.


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See also[edit]


  • New Grove Music Dictionary ("Conn")
  • McMakin, Dean "Musical Instrument Manufacturing in Elkhart, Indiana" (unpublished typescript, 1987, available at Elkhart Public Library)
  • The Elkhart Truth, Tuesday 6 January 1931, obituary for C.G. Conn, and subsequent notices published 7 Jan., 8 Jan., 9 Jan., 14 Jan., 15 Jan.
  • "About Conn-Selmer, Inc." on Conn-Selmer web site
  • Elkhart city directories (available at Elkhart Public Library)

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