King 5B Symphony F Trigger Trombone Serial #491667
This King 5B Symphony F Trigger Trombone is in excellent condition with 85% of the original lacquer still on the body with the heaviest wear being a patch on the bow and a long thin line on the top of the bell. There is around 75% of the original silver plating on the slide with medium speckle wear along the slide and very little lacquer wear at the end of the slide. This horn has just gotten back from the shop where all the dents and dings were taken out and the horn was cleaned and flushed so the slide is nice and smooth with a little wear visible on the silver at the slide tightening ring. The rotor was also retied. The engraving on the bell is nice and clear with a crown beneath which are the words “King 5B Symphony KING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS USA”. There serial number on this horn is 491667 making it an early 1970’s horn. The serial number matches from hand brace to outer slide. It comes in the original King case which is still in very good condition. No mouthpiece is included.
This 5B plays with a nice, fat juicy sound! It has a really nice lower register with that 9″ bell and it sings beautifully in its mid to upper register as well.
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 75% of the silver finish.
It has approximately 85% of the original lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Trigger Condition: The trigger is in good working condition and the tuning slides are loose.
Slide Condition: Light general wear (smooth and functions properly with some possible small surface scratches on the outside slide sleeves).
Lead Pipe Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Tuning Slide Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Slide Tip (Crook) Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Almost no dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
Bell Dent Removal/Repair: Light evidence.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 9 inches.
Bore Size: .547″
The Mouthpiece: No Mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Case: Good used condition King case (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches). There is some wear to the edges of the case.
Engraving: King 5-B Symphony King Musical Instruments U.S.A. (on the bell)