I just purchased a King 615 tenor and I can't seem to find any thing on its serial number. Plus it doesn't have the same writing as the others I can seen. Can anyone shed some light? The serial is 880xxx. Sorry for the bad pictures. Taken from my cell phone.
But yours is more interesting.... because the model changed from the "Cleveland" (made in Cleveland by Cleveland Band Instr. Co.) ...to "Cleveland" (made in Cleveland by HN White/King) - as King bought out the Cleveland Band Instr. Co - to the "Cleveland" (made in Eastlake by HN White/King) to the "Cleveland 615" (made in Eastlake by King/HN White) to just the moniker "615", made by King.
So it appears when they finally dropped the "Cleveland" tag for good, they ditched the old serial # sequence as well...which sorta makes sense.
How do you like it ? I have sold many a "Cleveland 615" but have never actually picked up a "615"....
(The latter thread illustrates the typical mistake (and subsequent confusion ensuing) made by some members - ascribing the regular King/HN White Serial sequence to most Cleveland model horns. You could only do that, apparently, after 1970. Before '70, you had to reference it to the Cleveland sequence, as I linked to above. A moot point in your particular case, though).
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