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Great ORIGINAL LACQUER King Zephyr Alto Sax with Double Socket Neck - Serial # 346636

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Product ID: 346636ZephyrAlto

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Here's a rare bird: an original lacquer 1956 vintage King Zephyr alto saxophone, serial number 346636. I can probably count on on my fingers how many original Zephyrs I've seen come through Saxquest over the past decade, almost all of these have been relacquered at some point. This is a true one owner horn that we received from the original buyer, and it still had his receipt in the case!


This alto was played a bunch back when it was new, but has been sitting in the case now for several years. The original lacquer is about 90% intact, with normal wear for a horn that was played out and about. Much of the wear is scratching on the back side of the tube and bell, where it may rest against the player during use. There are some tiny dings and dimples in the bottom bow and bell flare, from bumping chairs and stands here and there, but no serious past trauma and no previous repairs, including no resolders. The original neck has the double socket receiver, and it has never been pulled down. It does have the matching serial number stamped in it.


Since it has old pads, we've decided to do this alto right, and it will get a complete overhaul in the Saxquest repair shop before shipping. We'll replace all pads (brown nylon resonators) and material and adjust the key action to factory specs. Once complete, I expect nothing less than the big, powerful voice you want from a vintage Cleveland-made King. Ships in its original hard case, as seen in the pictures. On the original owner's approval, we are including the original purchase receipts and factory certificate as well.