This is a real players horn! Vintage King H.N. White Super 20 Silver Sonic in original finish, serial number 411160. The Super 20's from this period were the first series to introduce the single socket neck in sterling silver. Like the earlier model it also showcases sun print deco on the bell keys and a sterling silver bell with gold inlay in the floral engraving.
The Silver Sonic is well known for being an ultra free blowing instrument with a gorgeous sound and ample power. This tenor in particular is an absolutely exceptional player. It is fresh off the work bench of Saxquest tech Ben Reece. When it first came into the shop it had been quite a long time since it had received any TLC but it is now fully overhauled and ready for a new home. The Saxquest professional overhaul included a complete disassemble, cleaning, key fitting, precise regulation with a lot of play testing and fine adjustments. The sax is set-up with a brand new set of Valentino premium pro pads, seamless metal domed resonators as well as all new corks, felts and a full spring set. Its key action feels fantastic and allows for ultra fluid motion from top to bottom.
The tenor does show a history of plenty of past play time before we received it. It has some history of past body and solder repair around some of the lower key guard feet. The solder work was done professionally in our shop and is very hard to spot unless you are looking very carefully. As it sits the body tube, bow and bell are all in excellent condition. The bell flare does show an area where the original gold wash is off. Its bow cap is in outstanding condition and has never been pushed in. This saxophone does include the original sterling silver single socket neck with underling octave key. It is not the prettiest neck but is in great physical condition. It looks like it has had some smaller dings corrected but does not show history of ever having a serious pull down.
The Super 20 is a go to choice for a lot of on the go gigging players who need a lot of flexibility regarding projection, volume and the need for plenty of power. This saxophone takes the air in very easy and is the kind of horn you can push hard all day long. The overhaul sound character is quite intense with a beautiful brilliant sound.
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