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Vintage King Marigaux Alto by SML in Silver Plate with Gold Keys #20734

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Product ID: 20734KingMarigauxSMLsilngold


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Big Sound with a Dark Character
In the photos above you will see a Vintage King Marigaux, SML made, alto sax that's been re-plated in silver on the body with gold lacquer keys and a serial number of #20734. This sax is playing on a decent set of black kangaroo pads but could use a final set up, so Saxquest will include this repair work with purchase. We will tighten all keys, so they turn smoothly and easily, and then replace any corks and materials that are needed. 
This alto dates back to about 1969, and has been plated in silver at some point. The body tube is in great condition physically, no dents or dings on the bow and bell, the neck has no pull down either which is a good sign the horn was well taken care of. 
This sax features chromatic key-work from low Bb up to palm F with mother-of-pearl key touches on the upper and lower stacks, as well as on the octave key touch. The table is the classic SML style with easy leverage on the bell keys, as well as a G# key that can be set to articulate with the other table keys or to leave it to move independantly like many vintage horns had in the past.
Sonically, the King Marigaux alto plays with a dark character and a huge sound for a French made horn. The silver plating seems to enhance the tonal characteristics this horn already brings to the plate, and add more complexity to the sound.