King 3B Concert Tenor Trombone with F Attachment. Serial # 534034 made between 1975 - 1981. King Case with original key and envelope.
Opening the case is like opening a time capsule from the 1970's. In original near mint condition.I'm the second owner and know the history of this instrument. This is a rare vintage silver-plated King 3B Concert Trombone with F Attachment in its original hard King case (coffin). This instrument is in excellent ready to play condition. No dings, no dents, almost no wear, etc. Just prior to this listing, I took the 3B to the local musical instrument repair shop that specializes in brass instruments only.
It's been fully inspected, cleaned and lubricated. All parts of the instrument are in excellent working order: slide (silky smooth), tuning slides (fully adjustable, cleaned and lubricated), F attachment rotary valve, & lever (fully functional and quiet). They did a professional written appraisal (contact me for more info).
The silver plate finish is a near mint 9.5 out of 10 condition (not quite a 10, light faint polishing swirls in the bell area, see pictures). The King case has no visible dents, scuffs, scars, etc. The case looks brand new because it's been used to. Not to travel with it.
Some King 3B history from the 70's. Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Has in its collection, the trombone made by King Musical Instruments in Eastlake, Ohio in 1976. It is a B-flat tenor slide trombone.
Excerpt from International Trombone Association Journa l article July 2021 / Volume 49, Number 3 " Making the Trombone Cool for 54 years ". Interview of James Pankow Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Jimmy Pankow is the recipient of the International Trombone Association's 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award interviewed by Kevin McManus. Let's talk about your equipment. How did it evolve over time?I started with a Conn horn and mouthpiece. During college, I switched to a. King 3B with a Bach 12C. And that was my setup of choice all the way into the late'80s, early'90s. All descriptions of cosmetic conditions are represented by normal visual inspection. The item "King 3B Concert Trombone with F Attachment Silver Plate Near Perfect Condition" is in sale since Thursday, July 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trombones". The seller is "unique*and*collectible" and is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.