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Sweet Original Lacquer King Super 20 Pearl Side Key Tenor Sax - Serial # 336177

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Product ID: 336177Super20Tenor

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This is the real deal, a 1953 vintage King Super 20 tenor sax with pearl side keys, serial number 336177. This sax is in fantastic original condition, with over 90% original lacquer intact. It looks great and is a fun player too.

 

The original lacquer on this tenor is in incredible condition. There is scratching on the back side of the tube and bell, as seen in the photos, but otherwise just minor wear on a few touch points. There are a couple minor pings in the bottom bow, but no major past dents or repairs, including no resolders. This model does have a sterling silver neck (original, with matching serial number), which has a double socket receiver and underslung octave key. These silver necks were sprayed with a coat of lacquer at the factory, and this sax is in such great shape, that nearly all of that original lacquer coat is still intact, with only a couple small spots of wear in which you can see the silver underneath.

 

This tenor came to us in old pads, many original to the sax. As such it is currently in our repair shop in line for a complete overhaul. We'll take it apart, clean it top to bottom, and replace all pads and material. We'll optimize the spring tensions for an even feel up and down, and the key heights for optimal intonation and response. Once complete, it will be playing like a new horn again.

 

If you've been on the hunt for a Super 20 for that true, big, powerful sound, you won't be disappointed with this find. It looks great, but it sounds better. This sax plays with as big of a sound as you can imagine and takes all the air you can push through it. A fantastic player for anyone who loves these old horns. Ships in its original case with original end plug.