The bore size measured on the 2nd valve slide measures. 448(King's medium bore). The bell diameter measures 4.50. The instrument has 2 types of finishes.
The bell is sterling silver with gold wash and is in excellent condition and absolutely gorgeous. The gold-plated body of the horn is in good condition. The slides, top and bottom caps, and finger buttons are all gold plated with no plating loss. What few dings the horn had were gently removed. Only a few scratches remain.Locking nut on the bottom leg of the main tuning slide twists on but is tight to twist on. As far as I can tell the horn is all original sterling silver(bell) and gold plating(body). The instrument has been chem-cleaned and thoroughly cleaned inside and out. The horn was ultrasonically cleaned as well. All new valve felts, corks, waterkey corks. The 3rd valve finger ring adjustment moves freely without drag. Excellent valve speed and compression(finest action I have experienced on any trumpet). There is no lacquer whatsoever on this instrument thus providing a true inherent texture of sound quality. The original case is in excellent condition. It has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized/disenfected using a hospital grade solution. The case latches spring and secure the instrument nicely and there is one key.
The horn is clean, shiny, sanitized, valves oiled, slides lubricated and ready to play right out of the box. I will also include an "Ultra Pure Deluxe Trumpet Care Kit", a jar of Wright's silver cleaner paste. An original lyre, cleaning rod and an original H. N White "form 248"(How to care for your instrument') is also included. All the major pro trumpet player blogs have given this model of horn great reviews.
Please do your research on the history of this sizzling all purpose instrument model. I generally don't like to render an opinion on most horns but this instrument is striking in appearance and is obviously a collectors horn. It plays beautifully with great response. I played it on several big band gigs in the lead position and soloed on many arrangements. The horn got great revues from my fellow band members.
The horn seems to be able to do just about anything you would want it to. You can actually feel the resonance coming from the sterling silver bell. It is truly a remarkable horn in all ways. Feel free to ask questions. The item "King HN White Vintage Silver Tone Bb Trumpet 1949 Sterling Silver Bell, Case&MP" is in sale since Thursday, April 9, 2020.
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