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MIKE,  I HAVE AN OLDER KING TEMPO, SERIAL #639139.  INTERESTED IN THE VALUE AND ALSO IF A STUDENT OR INTERMEDIATE HORN.  THE VALVES ARE IN EXCELLENT COND.  AND THE HORN IS GENERALLY  IN VERY GOOD SHAPE FOR ITS AGE.  NO DENTS AT ALL AND SOME WEAR ON THE PLATING IN SPOTS.7h

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Jerry, The horn dates to about 1976 and was made before King was sold to United Musical Instruments. It is an intermediate level horn and they have a nice dark tone. The value depends on the wear to the finish, wear to the valves, work need and done in the past, and where and when you sell. A good range for the horn is $75-200 with the top being mint.

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Mike Pawul

Expertise

I am familiar with most trumpets, cornets, and flugelhorns. I can answer most questions about playing and musicality. Best of all, if I can't answer it directly I play regularly in several bands and have many "old timers" that are familiar with most things that I am not. I collect, repair, and refinish old and new horns and have sold over 1700 with more than 900 on ebay

Experience

I have played since 1965 and studied with many directors and trumpeters. I have been collecting since 2002 and have over 150 horns in my personal collection. I have done repair and refinsh since 2003 and have done work on over 2500 horns.

Organizations
Kosair Shrine Brass Band and Dance Band, The Notables, The New Tones, Bourbon City Brass Band, River Cities Concert Band, Derby City Brass Band, University of Louisville Community Band, Member of Trumpet Players International Network (TPIN), Bugles Across America (BAA), Member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT)

Education/Credentials
I played at Brunswick High School. I played through college and have a BS in Business Administration from Trinity College. Of course, I am still learning from all my friends that play and work on trumpets around the world.

Awards and Honors
Without being vain, numerous awards and have played in several honor bands.

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