I had been looking at this King Silvertone "Commodore" cornet 1928 Silvertone , King Commodore model, Cornet | eBay, that went a little bit cheaper 1928 Silvertone , King Commodore model, Cornet | eBay, then the seller put it at $100 with a BIN at $300. I sent a message to the seller saying I had $175 to spend AND HE ACCEPTED MY OFFER!!!! 1928 Silvertone , King Commodore model, Cornet | eBay
Status: Sterling silver bell, all slides free and smooth, valves and rotor in excellent condition (with perfect compression), a very few little dings. Lifton case in very good condition.
Playability: Exceptional! WOW! Medium bore, though. Don't push too hard, but super easy playing up and down (super up high: my limit is double C and I had no problem to go there). I had trouble to nail the pedal C and down. I might have to look for the right MP to match it. It came with a very nice Courtois MP, with a very small throat and shallow cup. If I would have to play everything between medium C and what ever above, I would for sure use it!!
Warning! I bought it on March 8th, and the seller only shipped it 3 days ago. I received it today. I had to open a case for him to send it. Actually, I thought it was a scam where he will send the money back after a certain period of time, using the customer (me) as a "pay day loan company".
In conclusion: Beware of 1st time sellers. Definitely a KEEPER.