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Original Lacquer Pearl Side Key King Super 20 Alto Saxophone - Serial # 328773

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Our Price: $ 4,800.00

Product ID: 328773Super20Alto

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This is an original lacquer, 1952 vintage King Super 20 alto sax, serial number 328773. This alto won't win any beauty contests, but it is original, and features the desirable “pearl side keys.” It was overhauled about a year ago, and will get a fresh cleaning and adjustment from our repair shop before shipping, so you can have faith that it will get to you in perfect playing shape.

 

There's a fair amount of lacquer wear and past minor repairs to the horn, including a couple resolders and mild dent repair, but no signs of serious past trauma. The bottom bow curve and guard are in excellent shape and the bell flare has never been bent. The sax has its original sterling silver neck, with underslung octave key, double socket receiver, and matching serial number. This model does feature mother-of-pearl inlay on nearly all of the key touches, and the pearls are all in great shape.

 

The last full repad is roughly a year old, using firm leather pads and brown nylon resonators. It is starting to get that “broken in” feel, so we'll do a fresh regulation and make sure everything is sealing well and action is tight before shipping.

 

If you want a big, bold sound, you can't go wrong with this Super 20. It's a phenomenal lead alto kind of player; it takes all of your air easily without much resistance, and response is immediate. Outstanding projection and edge, but even at loud volume, it doesn't lose it warm core. Really solid alto.