This vintage King Silversonic trumpet is in pristine condition. The body has been completely re-lacquered and it has the signature sterling silver bell. It has approximately 99%+ of the re-lacqured finish and 99%+ of the clear lacquer finish on the sterling silver bell. The engraving on the bell reads “King Silversonic Made By The H.N. White Co Cleveland Ohio.” It also has the sterling silver mark on the top of the bell. There are a couple of points on the bell where the clear finish is just barely flaking around the bell ring. There is one super small bit of wear to the silver in the bell throat near the valve section. The serial number is “380633” making this a vintage 1960-1965 horn. The third valve tuning slide and the main tuning slide both are two-part tuning slides. As it comes apart you will see the numbers 633 engraved indicating that this is original to this horn. It comes with a vintage King “M18” mouthpiece. It comes with a replacement King case in good condition. This is an incredibly sweet playing horn. The Silversonics are starting to become quite rare and this is an excellent horn! It is easy to tell that this was made during King’s hay day of manufacturing musical instruments. It plays incredibly well up and down its register. The valves have fantastic action and that sterling bell gives it that extra sparkle in the tone – particularly in the upper register. This is an incredibly fantastic horn to play!
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 99%+ of the clear lacquer finish on the sterling silver bell.
It has approximately 99%+ of the re-lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose.
Lead Pipe Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Back Bell Bow Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 4 5/8 inches.
The Mouthpiece: King M18 mouthpiece in good used condition.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition King case (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: Sterling Bell King Silver-Sonic Made By The H. N. White Co Cleveland Ohio (on the bell with the sterling silver mark above) King M18 (on the mouthpiece).