This King Silversonic two tone cornet has 90% of the original lacquer with only light player wear over the entire horn. The serial number is 385967 making this a 1963 vintage horn. The sterling silver bell has just been polished and it looks fantastic. There is a patch on the tubing from the main tuning slide entering the third valve casing. It comes in the original case which does show some age wear but is still in good condition. The original H. N. White Co. C mouthpiece is included. The engraving reads “King Silversonic Made By The H. N. White Co. Cleveland Ohio”. “Sterling Bell” with the sterling logo is above the engraving on the bell.
The sterling silver bells on the Silversonic models give them a classic sound. This horn is no exception and has the super rich tone and exceptional overtones that Silversonic models are known to produce. This cornet has an exceptional brilliance in the upper register and it plays beautifully up and down the entire register. It has great response and the valves incredible action and are very quiet. This is probably one of the more beautiful horns that King ever made.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
It has approximately 95%+ of the silver finish.
It has approximately 95%+ of the lacquered 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: Medium general wear (visible lacquer or surface scratches and/or evidence of dent removal/repair). There is some light dent removal in the lead pipe.
Back Bell Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
Bell Dent Removal/Repair: Light evidence.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 4 5/8 inches.
Bore Size: .458″
The Mouthpiece: The original H.N. White Co. C mouthpiece is included in good used condition.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches). This is likely the original case and is showing some age wear.
Engraving: Sterling Bell King Silversonic Made by The H. N. White Co. Cleveland Ohio (on the bell with sterling logo above it)