KING 1159

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Maker: KING

Eastlake, Ohio, USA

Model: 1159

Type: F/ Bb  'Kruspe wrap'

Serial number: 455883

Bore / Throat: medium

Alloy: unlacquered yellow brass

Cylindrical tubing bore: 0.468"

Bell flare: fixed

Water key: conventional type, on the leadpipe

Visual/ cosmetic condition: very good; the formerly rather short valve levers / spatulae have been extended by the addition of USA nickel silver coins.

NB A very recent modification was carried out to the position of the 4th valve's thumb plate, so as to make the left hand more comfortable. This has resulted in a very modest price increase.

Weight: slightly on the heavy side, 2.64 kg / 5 lb 13 oz

Further details: a fine, sensitive instrument with ‘all the notes in the right places’ and a pure, ringing tone. It has an exceptionally clean and ‘slotted’ high register in particular, unlike some of the ‘larger’  USA horns.  Although a professional quality horn, it is also listed in the 'intermediate' category on account of its very reasonable price.


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KING 1159