This King 3 valve F bell front silver alto horn is in very good condition with 95%+ of the silver finish and 95%+ of the gold wash bell finish remaining. This is a satin finish with polished accents. It could use some polishing as you can see and physically there are almost no dents to be found in the horn. The lead pipe is tipped down just slightly. There is a very small ding in the bottom bow guard. The bell has some light evidence of dent removal and the bell tightening screw is missing. The bell tightening screw mount is a replacement. Please see pictures. The serial number is “342417” making this a vintage 1955-1960’s horn. The engraving on the bell reads “King The H.N. White Co. Cleveland Ohio.”. “417” is engraved on the bell tenon making this the original bell to this horn. This model alto horn has a detachable bell. A good used vintage King 9 mouthpiece is included. It comes with its Eb tuning slide extenders so you can play in Eb as well as F. It comes in the original case which is in older used condition and has tape on it. This is a really beautiful horn that plays great! This horn has that definite King sound to it. It plays beautifully from top to bottom with a super-rich sparkling tone!
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
It has approximately 95%+ of the silver finish.
It has approximately 95%+ of the gold wash bell 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 loose.
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: Almost no dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
The Bottom Bow: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Bell Diameter Approximately: 8 inches.
The Mouthpiece: A good used King 9 mouthpiece is included.
The Case: Older used condition (still usable but significant signs of physical wear).
Engraving: King The H.N. White Co. Cleveland Ohio. (on the bell) 417 (on the bell).
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