This is a very pretty vintage King Super 20 featuring pearl side keys and original lacquer, serial number 305197. If you are looking for a Super 20 in beautiful condition it does not get much better then this.
The body of the sax is in outstanding shape and is a prime example of an instrument that has been professionally maintained over the years. Its original lacquer is a strong 97% while sporting a rich color across the body. The alto shows no history of major past repair. There has been just one re-solder on the bottom most foot of the triangular clothes guard. The body tube, bow, bow cap and bell flare are all in fantastic original condition. This saxophone also includes the original double socket neck with matching serial number stamp. The neck is in absolutely exceptional condition with no history of pull downs or any trauma. It even still has most of the gold lacquer over the sterling silver neck!
This Super 20 plays with a very fast air intake and immediate response. Its deep free breathing sound has a rich spread of harmonics and sings out with a great lead voice. The sound color is on the brighter side allowing it to function great for R&B and lead alto gigs. Its power and projection make it a fantastic versatile instrument.
The saxophone was recently re-padded with brown leather pads and brown plastic resonators. These pads have had almost no play time and are in outstanding condition. Saxquest is also going through the sax in our shop and are professionally setting it up. It ships out in perfect playing condition with the original case. Don't miss out on a very sweet vintage King!