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Vintage Original Lacquer King Super 20 Tenor w/ Pearl Side Keys, Serial #320861

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King Super 20 – Pearl Side Keys 1951
This is a very pretty original lacquer King Super 20 tenor saxophone, serial number 320861. The Super 20's from the early series II period show case pearl side keys and pearl touches on the palm, aux F# and G# keys. These saxophones also show off King H.N. White engraving along the bell area as well as   “sunburst” engraving on low Bb and B keys. This particular King has seen some play time in the past but is cosmetically in remarkable condition for its vintage. Even more impressive is the original neck still has nearly all of the original gold lacquer spray over the sterling. It is a very special treat to have Super 20 in our shop in great original condition like this one. One additional point worth mentioning is there is still traces of the original lacquer spray on some of the key pearl touches.
 
This tenor came to us on some very old pads  past their prime. It is currently in our repair shop in line for a complete overhaul and the TLC it is deserving of. 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. As it sits now the body tube, bow, bow cap, bell and bell flare are all in very nice condition. There is some smaller dings along the tube and around the bow area which will be taken out while the saxophone is in our shop. The bow cap and the outer bell flare are also both in outstanding original condition and have never been pushed in. There have never been any re-solders on this saxophone. All of the original key guards and guard feet are in great shape as well. This saxophone also includes the original sterling silver double socket neck with under-slung octave key. The neck has a couple of smaller dings we will clean up in the shop but otherwise is in prime condition and has never been pulled down. 
 
The King Super 20 is an ideal instrument of the pro player looking for something with power. They have long been a top shelf choice for blues bands and horn section work. Their big robust sound and brighter sonic character also make them popular with many straight ahead jazz players. Anyone who loves a ultra low resistance free blowing horn is going to quickly fall in love with this tenor. This Super 20 ships out in perfect playing condition a fresh overhaul from our shop. Once complete the sax will be sporting a brand new set of premium leather pads, metal resonators, new corks and felts. 
 
The King ships out with the original wood hard case. Please let us know if you have any questions and feel free to send a product questions directly to zac@saxquest.com.