This King 3 valve F bell front alto horn is in very good condition with 80-85% of the lacquered finish remaining. There is the start of some very minor lacquer crazing in the bell. All of the tuning slides are currently stuck. The mouthpiece receiver does need to be re-soldered on the inside that is causing a very tiny leak – not enough to really impact the sound. There is almost no lacquer remaining on the mouthpiece receiver. Please see pictures. The serial number is “862927” making this a vintage 1981 horn. The engraving on the bell reads “King U.S.A.”. You will need a french horn mouthpiece to play this alto horn. No mouthpiece is included. It comes in the original case in good used condition. This valves on this horn are very quick and smooth. It plays very easily up and down the register with a big bold sound.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is good to very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in good to very good playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 80-85% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are stuck.
Lead Pipe Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Outside Body Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Minor dents and dings and minor bell edge damage.
The Bottom Bow: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Bell Diameter Approximately: 8 1/2 inches.
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included. This horn takes a french horn mouthpiece to play.
The Case: Good used condition (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: King U.S.A. (on the bell).
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