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Vintage Original Lacquer King Super 20 Alto Saxophone, Serial #339719 – Pearl Side Keys

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Our Price: $ 4,895.00

Product ID: 339719KingSuper20Alt

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Pearl Side Key Super 20 Alto
This is a fantastic vintage King Super 20 alto saxophone in original lacquer, serial number 339719. The alto was manufactured in 1952 with the classic King peal side and palm keys. These saxophones additionally featured sunburst engraving on the low Bb and B keys, a double socket sterling silver neck and a powerful personality.
 
This particular Super 20 has had a fairly active life but is in very solid condition. The body tube, bow, bell and neck are all in nice shape. Its bow cap is also in outstanding condition and has never been pushed in. The saxophone shows some modest cosmetic wear but no history of any major past body work. The bottom most key guard foot on the low Eb key-guard is the only re-solder on the instrument. This saxophone does include the original sterling silver double socket neck with under-slung octave key and matching serial number stamp. The neck is in great shape and has never been pulled down. There is currently one small ding which we will take out in our shop before shipping. See picture (23)
 
These Super 20's are some of the most free blowing instruments out there. This one takes the air in quick and has a tremendous powerful sound. Because of their big sound and strong projecting voice the Super 20 is ideal for the straight ahead and funk players who like having a little more power when the situation calls for it. It should be noted the sound stays exceptionally full in the upper register all the way into the altissimo. 
 
This alto came into our shop on a set of pads very much past their prime. As such it is currently in line for a professional overhaul. The Saxquest professional overhaul will include a dissemble and cleaning, precise key fitting followed by installing all new premium leather pads, metal resonators, corks and felts. The alto ships out in perfect playing condition.