USED King 3B Tenor Trombone - 4762XX
- Manufactured: Early 1970's, Eastlake, OH
- Bore: .508"
- Slide: All nickel hand slide
- Bell: 8" brass bell
- Case: Original hard shell
- Included: Cleaning rod
The King 3B is a legendary tenor trombone that has been in production since the early 1950's. It is a trombone that has proven to hold up in numerous settings, but was specifically designed to accomodate jazz musicians. Compared to the famous King 2B, the 3B has a larger bore (.508") and bell (8"), and an even bore between the slides. It offers a more open, less restricted feel that offers control and responsiveness, making it a trombone that can blend in a section, or soar above when playing lead.
This King 3B has had a single owner since its manufacture, and is in superb shape. It's got a look that makes it stand out from the rest of the trombones in our inventory, in that its original lacquer is still very much intact, but the brass underneath seems to have oxidized very slightly (not affecting the integrity of the brass in any way), giving it a dark, but almost sparkly look throughout the bell section. It's really something you have to come and see for yourself, photos can only do so much justice to how unique this trombone actually is. It was brought to us in great shape, needing only an ultrasonic cleaning and a single dent worked out of the tuning slide. Our professional brass technician took care of both jobs, and the trombone is ready to go. A little wear can be found on the hand slide braces and mouthpipe (typical on any trombone), and there is lacquer wear on the tuning slide where the aforementioned dent used to be.
Overall, this King 3B is in excellent condition for any used trombone, but especially for a trombone that's nearly 50 years old. Its sound is as full and open as it was the day it came out of the factory in Ohio. The slides move freely and easily, and it would be a perfect instrument for anyone looking for an open, responsive, and beautiful trombone. With its original case included, it really is the full package. Make sure you stop by soon to try this 70's King 3B tenor trombone, before someone else falls in love with it and takes it home!
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