This King Micro-Sonic metal Bb soprano clarinet is in excellent condition with a sterling silver bell and 95% or more of the silver plating remaining. The gold wash bell has approximately 95% or more of its finish remaining. This horn has just come back from the shop where the body was cleaned and the keys were polished so it looks fantastic. There is typical light player wear throughout the clarinet as you would expect to find. There is a very minor ding in the barrel which is almost invisible to the eye and is easier to feel. The middle of the clarinet has a brace installed making this a single piece clarinet instead of a two-piece clarinet. The locking pin was broken and the brace installed in its place. Please see pictures for details. The serial number for this clarinet is “269339” making this a vintage 1940-1945 clarinet. The engraving on the bell is beautiful and reads “King Micro-Sonic Made by The H.N. White Co. Cleveland Ohio”. Engraved above the serial number on the top of the body is “SL” denoting that the clarinet is silver-lined. This model has the microtuner barrel instead of the telescopic barrel. No mouthpiece is included. The original lyre is included and is in very good used condition. It comes in an older used replacement case. The clarinet is in excellent playing condition with a nice clear sound.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Key Plating: Approximately 90%+ of the original key plating remains.
It has approximately 90-95%+ of the silver finish.
It has approximately 95%+ of the gold wash bell finish.
The Body: The body is metal.
Condition of the Tenon: Light general wear.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dings).
The Bell: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dings).
The Barrel: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dings).
Pad Condition: The pads are in good used condition.
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece or accessories are included.
The Stand: Not included.
The Case: Older used condition (Still usable but significant signs of physical wear).
Engraving: King Micro-Sonic Made by The H.N. White Co. Cleveland Ohio (on the bell) SL (above the serial number at the top of the body).
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