identifying old King trumpets?

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by screamingmorris, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. screamingmorris

    screamingmorris Mezzo Forte User

    Apr 4, 2007
    Someone in my town has an old trumpet for sale.
    He says that it has "King" and "Cleveland" on the bell.
    How does a person distinguish the various King models, such as professional from student?
    Are the model names and numbers stamped or engraved somewhere on the trumpets?
  2. Toobz

    Toobz Mezzo Piano User

    Feb 5, 2007
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2008
  3. hammer56

    hammer56 New Friend

    Nov 7, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    I have a King Cleveland trumpet that is 40 yrs. old, based on the serial number.
    It is really easy to blow, due to the medium bore. The valves are faster than my 7 yr old Silver Flair. The lacquer was really ugly, so I stripped it. Now it looks good and plays great.

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