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Beautiful! Vintage King Super 20 Alto Sax - Original Lacquer Pearl Side Keys, Serial #283217

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Product ID: 283217KingSup20Alt


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Vintage King Super 20 – 1946
This is a gorgeous original lacquer King Super 20 alto sax, serial number 283217. Easily one of the prettiest first series Super 20 altos we have seen in some time. The most striking thing about the alto is how clear and crisp the hand engraving is. These early Super 20's featured engraving along the bell, bow and on the low Bb, B, C and C# key cups. There is a full complement of pearls on the side keys, alternate F#, G#, palm keys and a pearl touch on the octave key. The early models like this one also featured a 3 ring neck strap hook. Its original lacquer finish is in exceptional condition. 
It does show some history of play but it also seems like the horn most likely spent the majority of its life in the case. The sax came into our shop on very old pads past their prime. As such it is currently awaiting a complete re-pad in our shop. The professional Saxquest overhaul will include precise key fitting with all new Valentino premium leather pads, metal resonators, new corks, felts and a precise regulation. As part of the work the tech will also remove the very small dings around the bow of the sax. 
The body tube, bow, bow cap and bell are all in outstanding original condition and have never seen any major repair. There has never been any re-solders on the alto. There is one small wear spot along the bell flare but nothing major. The sterling silver neck is in excellent condition and features the matching serial number stamp. It has never been pulled down. This saxophone does include the original metal end plug and the original King Case. 
Don't miss out on this beauty!