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Pearl Side Key Vintage King Super 20 Tenor Sax in Original Lacquer - Serial # 298095

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Product ID: 298095Super20Tenor

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Fully Overhauled in the Saxquest Repair Shop

This is a sweet 1948 vintage King Super 20 tenor sax, serial number 298095. This horn was made in that small 1-2 year window when King updated the table keys from the first generation of Super 20s (introduced in 1945), but it still has the sunburst engraving on all the lower body/body key cups, which was dropped shortly after.

 

This tenor had been sitting for a long time when we received it, and much of the original lacquer had been flaking away, literally coming off in your hands. During overhaul and cleaning, much of the lacquer did come off, so a lot of the sax now is bare brass. The overhaul has now been completed, and the sax completely, properly restored. We did our repad, as well as replaced all pads and material. The sax does have its original sterling silver neck with the matching serial number.

 

Now the the work has been done, this tenor is playing up a storm. It plays with a big, powerful voice, and offers a ton of projection. The edge in its sound cuts easily through a crowded room. This is the quinessential rock tenor, but is also an excellent jazz horn with the right mouthpiece. Ships in its original hard case, as pictured.