This King silver valve trombone is in very good condition with 90%+ of the silver and gold wash finish remaining. The horn does need to be buffed. There is an extra tuning slide included, as the main tuning slide is stuck we could not test the tuning slide to see what key it would play in. Based on its length we would estimate that it would lower it to A. The bell tightening screw is not included. Please see pictures for details. The serial number on this horn is “20978” making this a 1905 vintage horn. The engraving on the bell is “King Made by H.N. White Cleveland Ohio .U.S.Q.M.C”. Engraved on the second valve casing above the serial number is “”-King-” Made by H.N. White Clev’d. O.” It comes in the original case which is in older used condition and does not have a handle. It comes with its original H.N. White Co. 19 mouthpiece included in good used condition. All of the pieces of the horn have matching serial numbers. This trombone really sounds great! With the small bell the sound cuts through as you would expect a King horn to do.
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 90%+ of the silver finish. It needs to be buffed.
It has approximately 90%+ of the gold wash bell finish. It needs to be buffed.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and the first valve tuning slide moves. The rest of the tuning slides are stuck.
Lead Pipe Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Tuning Slide Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Slide Tip (Crook) Bow Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
The Bell: Almost no dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 7 inches.
The Mouthpiece: It comes with its original H.N. White Co. 19 mouthpiece in good used condition.
The Case: Older used condition (Still usable but significant signs of physical wear). There is no handle on the case and is the original case.
Engraving: King Made by H.N. White Cleveland Ohio .U.S.Q.M.C (on the bell) “-King-” Made by H.N. White Clev’d. O. (on the second valve casing above the serial number).
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