King 3B Cases from the 70’s

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Basie1955
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King 3B Cases from the 70’s

Post by Basie1955 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:16 am

Hey All -
Trying to date a 3B from the 70’s by its case. ( serial number in question )
When did King switch from the green interior where the bell laid flat and was secured by the 2 swivel plastic pieces to the blue interior where the bell inserted vertically like the older vintage style cases?

It would have been sometime in the early ‘70’s I think.

Thanks

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Re: King 3B Cases from the 70’s

Post by cigmar » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:44 am

I had gotten a 3B Silversonic in 1971. The case had the green interior.
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Re: King 3B Cases from the 70’s

Post by Basie1955 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:15 am

Thanks. Appreciated. Maybe someone will
add to this timeline and I can figure it out.
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Re: King 3B Cases from the 70’s

Post by Kingfan » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:06 am

I have a 3B-F 464XXX in which the bell section sits vertically in its own compartment, rectangular case with no bell "swell" on the outside and green lining on the inside. From the charts I find it is 1971 or 1972. Could it be the straight horns came in flat cases with the toggles, and F horns came in cases like mine? FWIW, my 509XXX 4B-F from 73-74 era is in a blue lined case. BTW I bought some clear acrylic and can make a set of toggles for anybody whose originals have broken.
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Re: King 3B Cases from the 70’s

Post by Posaunus » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:19 pm

King 3B Silversonic S/N 442*** (~1967)
Alligator charcoal "coffin" case with blue interior, vertical bell storage
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Re: King 3B Cases from the 70’s

Post by Basie1955 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:03 pm

Looks like very early 70’s when King made the interior color and design change. Maybe’71 - ‘72.
Thanks for all of your input.
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Re: King 3B Cases from the 70’s

Post by Posaunus » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:24 pm

Basie1955 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:03 pm
Looks like very early 70’s when King made the interior color and design change. Maybe’71 - ‘72.
Thanks for all of your input.
As I noted, my 1967 King 3B Silversonic case is very blue. :good:
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Re: King 3B Cases from the 70’s

Post by Basie1955 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:55 pm

Right. I think the green side mount was a brief interruption in the design. Before and after was blue ( or red ) with vertical bell storage.
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Re: King 3B Cases from the 70’s

Post by Vegasbound » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:27 am

The person to as is DJ, he is the font of knowledge on all things king!
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