Just arrived and it is spectacular. In my opinion, there are 3 vintage large chamber soprano pieces that are extra special in terms of sound and response: The Martin is the standard for classical soprano in the Rascher style; the Woodwind Co. is a close 2nd to the Martin.
But the King “B” is very special. If you like Zoot Sims’ sound on soprano, here it is.
Dark and rich, warm and lush. The tone is gorgeous. It plays with # 3 1/2 and # 3 Marca American Vintage reeds. It is especially compatible with vintage American sopranos like Conn, Buescher, King, and Martin vintage horns.
For a player that wants tone and a woody warmth, full of texture.
All original and in very nice condition, just the usual marks from ligature and teeth.
This is the best King B I’ve ever had here.