Today’s King professional trombones draw from over a hundred years of musical heritage and continue to set the standard for today’s small bore jazz trombones. With a pedigree like no other, King trombones continue to be the choice of jazz artists the world over. To commemorate, King is excited to announce the 125th Anniversary King 2B & 3B trombone. For more information on ordering contact your local King dealer by using our dealer locator (on the Conn-Selmer/King website) or have a Conn-Selmer representative contact you.
- Limited-production run of 125 trombones
- Anniversary engraving, including the limited-production number
- Gold-plated counterweight
- Commemorative Certificate of Authenticity
King Trombones - A Historical Perspective
Born in 1873, Henderson N. White was one of the early pioneers of American instrument craftsmanship. With the help of Mr. Thomas King, a local trombone player in Cleveland, Ohio, H.N. White developed his first trombone in 1894 which was viewed in the market as a “revelation” to the music world due to a radically different bell, bore and mouthpipe design than those of other current prevailing models.
Players loved the “King” trombone because the slide was finer, smoother and lighter in action than any other. Since 1894 the King name has been synonymous with world-class, high-quality brass instruments. World renown artists, the likes of Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Al Pinard, Jack Teagarden, Melba Liston, Kai Winding and J.J. Johnson all trusted King as their choice of trombone.
Following Mr. White’s passing in 1941, his wife Edna White took over as president of the company. She was the first American female executive in the band industry, who lead the company through its greatest expansion period. She continued the legacy and vision for producing high quality instruments. It was during this time that the legendary 3B was designed.
Today’s King professional trombones draw from that musical heritage and continue to set the standard for today’s small bore jazz trombones. With a pedigree like no other, King trombones continue to be the choice of jazz artists the world over.
Conn-Selmer is the leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use under the brand portfolio of Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, and Scherl & Roth. With a focus on quality craftsmanship,
innovation and superior musical performance, Conn-Selmer operates U.S.A. production facilities and is the North American distributor of Henri Selmer Paris woodwinds, and Yanagisawa saxophones.
About the Division of Education at Conn-Selmer
The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Vice President of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, is dedicated to providing exemplary programs, services and advocacy tailored to the positive growth and development of music education around the globe. This mission is accomplished through five main areas including the Educational Clinician Network, Conn-Selmer Institute, Conn-Selmer VIP Program, the Music Administration Collaborative and the Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program. Collectively we seek a world where every child has access and support to a quality music education.