PLEASE REMOVE Inquiry King 7B used prices?

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PLEASE REMOVE Inquiry King 7B used prices?

Post by marccromme » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:59 am

I am in the situation that I can test and buy a gold-laquered King 7B from a dissolved household having been sold to a local shop. I will have the chance to play it one of these days, but would like to ask at what prices they usually go - can't find any nearby.

This one is as-is, that is, no dents, only smaller dings, relatively nice gold laquer, but needs some repairs on valve levers, needs an acid descaling rinse, need a thorough valve and slide service. The asking price is 1200 $.

I have yet no idea if the slide is OK or needs serious work, I'll find out.

What does an instrument like this one usually go for?
Last edited by marccromme on Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:57 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Matt K
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Re: Inquiry King 7B used prices?

Post by Matt K » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:02 am

That's a good price. I've seen a few go for around it. Some more, but Idon't recall seeing one go for less.
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Re: Inquiry King 7B used prices?

Post by Kingfan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:06 am

Sounds reasonable to me. IIRC a lot of the Chinese basses were copies of this design. If it wasn't a good horn, they would have copied something else.
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Re: Inquiry King 7B used prices?

Post by marccromme » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:50 pm

Thanks, I will see the horn tomorrow. I had the impression that this is a fair price too. Hopefully valve and slide are OK.
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Re: Inquiry King 7B used prices?

Post by marccromme » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:56 am

Got it! Needs a lot of cleaning and servicing, but is otherwise well-playing. Nice!
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Re: PLEASE REMOVE Inquiry King 7B used prices?

Post by BGuttman » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:59 am

Good luck with it. I love mine.
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