This King 5B single rotor bass trombone is in excellent condition with 80-85% of the original lacquer remaining. There is approximately 99%+ of the original silver plating on the inner slides. This horn is just back from the shop where most of the dents and dings were taken out and the horn was cleaned and flushed. There are some very minor dents in the main tuning slide that are more felt than seen. Please see pictures for details. The trigger is in very good condition and the slide is lighting fast. The serial number on this horn is “452373” making it a vintage 1965-1970 horn. The engraving on the bell reads “King King Musical Instruments Eastlake Ohio.” Note that this is the Modern King 5B which means that on the bell it has a circle above King where the vintage 5B’s had “5B” engraved. The more modern 5B horns do not have 5B engraved in the circle although the instrument is made the same as the vintage 5Bs. This horn has that classic, powerful King sound. It has a great lower end and the sound is consistent as you move up through the registers on the horn. The slide works super slick and the horn plays with very good intonation.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in very good playing condition.
It has approximately 75-80% of the silver finish on the outer slide.
It has approximately 80-85% of the original lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Trigger Condition: The trigger is in good working condition and the tuning slides are loose. The tubing between the rotor and where the slide connects has been re-soldered. The brace between the bell tenon and the inside wrap tuning slide has also been re-soldered.
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 Diameter Approximately: 9 inches.
Bore Size: . 547″ Large bore trombone.
The Mouthpiece: No Mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches). It has some light wear to it.
Engraving: King King Musical Instruments Eastlake Ohio (with King crown above the K and a circle above the whole engraving).
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