Re: King Voll True II Baritone
I have a King Bari I recently picked up from the estate of a deceased friend and it is from 1942ish I think.
There were a lot of changes going on with the King Bari, so be prewarned.
Here are a few things:
Does it have a removable neck? The Voltrue I did not.
If it has a removeable neck, is it a double socket neck?
If you look at the examples here in the museum, you will find no Voltrue II Baritone examples, but you can get a feel of what to look for.
Is it keyed to high F or just E flat.
Does it have a front F key.
In other words, it may be worth 1000, but the vintage King Baris were somewhat primitive till the Zephyr II model.
My model is serial numbered as a Zephyr I, but it has engraving that simply says
Made by King.So, it is not engraved a s a zephyr, but it is a Zephyr.
Mine has a double socket neck. It does not have a front F.
The bell keys are on opposite sides. It has a 3 hole neckstrap hook, so you can decide which works best for the player.