This is a nice original lacquer King Super 20 alto sax, serial number 402875. It is one of the later Cleveland OH vintage altos. It show cases a lovely original lacquer finish and the original sterling silver neck with under slung octave key and single socket. The body of the alto is in exceptional physical condition showing some standard playing character. It has no history of any major repair in the past. No serious dent work and no re-solders. A few smaller dings along the lower bow area have been removed in the past. The original neck is with this sax and is in great shape, it has never been pulled down.
The Super 20 plays with a powerful free blowing sound, very robust and punchy. It is definitely on the brighter end of the color spectrum and it has world class flexibility regarding projection. Its key work feels ultra fluid under the fingers and the table keys in the left hand feel outstanding. The powerful sound and great projection make it a great horn for lead alto and contemporary settings.
Right now the sax is playing up a storm on older pads. The Saxquest shop is going to optimize some of the key heights and adjust out the horn on its existing pads. If you are going to be doing a lot of playing on this horn it will ultimately need a re-pad in the future.
Don't miss out on a real power house alto. If you are a saxophonist looking for a powerful sound with an endless amount of character the King Super 20 alto has plenty of both.