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I bought my son a King Super Tempo 1501 Trumpet and the numbers on the number 2 valve are    40  312071. I am just trying to find out a bit more information such as year manufactured and level of play. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Your King trumpet was made in 1990. It was marketed as an "intermediate" level instrument, which doesn't mean much. It's much more important how well the horn and mouthpiece are matched to the player, and this trumpet, as long as it suits him, will not hamper his development.

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Thomas Krueger

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I can answer your questions about Buescher trumpets and cornets. I have been playing Buescher for 35 years and collecting for 7.

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I first started playing my grandfather's Buescher 400 trumpet in 1975. Since then I have done a lot of research, including original catalogs and advertisements that I own, correspondence with other Buescher owners, and obtaining my own Buescher collection, including six trumpets and three cornets.

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I am a technical writer with 15 years experience. I have also been playing trumpet since 1975 and collecting Buescher for the past 7 years.

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