Posted by Rob Perelli-Minetti on June 30, 1999 at 09:31:57:
In Reply to: Re: SOUSAPHONES, SOUSAPHONES, SOUSAPHONES!!! posted by Bob Gill on June 30, 1999 at 00:34:59:
According to the 1938 KIng Catalog, the King model 1270 Giant Sousaphone weighed 30lbs, had a .750" bore (same for the Conn Jumbo of which very few were made, cf. .734" for the Conn 20K), a 28" bell (compare with standard sousas including the Conn 20K at 26") and cost $365 in satin silver, bright bell (plus $65 for a case and $30 for a 4th valve)
If I were buying new, I'd go for the Conn 20K.