Up for auction is this vintage King Cleveland 605 Trombone . This trombone is an older student model that was made by the King Company, now part of the Conn-Selmer group, makers of brands like Bach and Conn. According to the serial number (259***), this unique trombone was manufactured sometime between 1940 - 1945.The condition of the horn is good for its age. The lacquer is worn in a couple of places, and t are some minor dings on the throat of the bell section. The slide moves freely, but is slower in some areas. A small grease job would make the slide move even better, although it is quite usable as is. The tuning slide moves fine as well. The mouthpiece looks perfect, and reads Vincent Bach 12 c. The case seems to be in good condition for its age (I believe it is the original, as it has the King label on it), although one of the hinges is broken. But it latches just fine.
The sound of the horn is loud and smooth, as far as me blowing into it. This horn is open, and the sound is absolutely great. I gladly ship to International bidders, but I do request that you PLEASE email me for shipping cost before you bid! Some of the USPS rates seem to be much higher than bidders expect. Also, insurance is required on all International packages . Please ask questions, if any, before bidding. While I strive to be as knowledgeable as possible, I am not an expert on everything. Thus, just like at a live auction, this is your opportunity to ask questions, request additional photos or measurements, etc. All items are sold "as is". I do not accept returns or make refunds, unless I have grossly misrepresented an item. In that case, I will refund purchase price only! I do not intentionally hide a defect about an item, but again, you should ask any questions you have before bidding. Also, please take a look at my other auctions. I will combine shipping to multiple winners. Because of problems that I have encountered in shipping, if insurance is not purchased, I will not be responsible for lost or damaged packages when shipping. Thank you for viewing my auction, and GOOD LUCK!!!!