This King Silversonic two tone cornet has 98%+ of the original lacquer and 98%+ of the clear lacquer finish over the sterling silver bell. This model has the microtuner on the main tuning slide. It looks like the only place where any of the lacquer is missing is on the finger buttons. The finger buttons are likely replacements. The second valve finger button looks to be silver instead of lacquered. Please see pictures for details. The serial number is “370431” making this a 1960’s vintage horn. The engraving reads “King Silver-Sonic Made by The H.N. White Co. Cleveland Ohio. Sterling Bell” on the bell. It comes in the original case and is in older used condition with age wear to the bindings on the edge and tape on it. No mouthpiece is included. The sterling silver bells on the Silversonic models gives 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. It has great response. 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 98%+ of the clear lacquer finish on the sterling silver bell.
It has approximately 98%+ of the 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.
Valve Triggers: It has a first valve trigger that is in good working condition.
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 1/2 inches.
Bore Size: .458″
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Older used condition (still usable but significant signs of physical wear).
Engraving: King Silver-Sonic Made by The H.N. White Co. Cleveland Ohio. Sterling Bell (on the bell) 431 (engraved on the third valve tuning slide).
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