Product ID: 94418SX90RAlto
This is a mint condition, late 80's vintage Keilwerth SX90R alto sax in original black nickel finish, serial number 94118. This alto has spent its entire life sitting in its case, and is practically unplayed. There's something special about these older SX90R horns, and I get calls all the time from people looking for one. Here's your chance to pick one up still in new condition.
This alto is old enough that it is still stamped “Made in West Germany” if that gives you any idea. Despite its age, it is in pristine condition with no real wear of note. There are no dents or dings, no resolders, and no major finish wear to the black nickel plating. The rolled tone holes are obviously in spectacular shape. There are a few light cosmetic surface scratches here or there if you look very close, but that's it. It looks like it was played a handful of times and then stored away in its case. All of the pads were still original when we received it! As such, we completely restored the alto. Overhauled by George Bunk, it now has all new pads and material, and has been precisely adjusted throughout.
Keilwerth was making great horns for decades, but it was the SX90R that brought it to the mainstream. This alto plays with a huge, powerful sound, with a lot of edge in its tone. It takes your air well and responds quickly. This is a great power horn for rock, funk, or any style where you need volume and punch.