identifying old King trumpets?

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

  1. screamingmorris

    screamingmorris Mezzo Forte User

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    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

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  3. hammer56

    hammer56 New Friend

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    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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