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WOW! Original Lacquer King Super 20 Alto – Pearl Side & Palm Keys, Serial #305197

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Product ID: 305197KingSuper20Alto

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Super 20 - Original Lacquer - Pearl Side Keys
This is a lovely King Super 20 alto in original lacquer, serial number 305197. If you are looking for an awesome player with a clean look it is not going to get much better then this. This King is a prime example of a classic Super 20. It shows off pearl side and palm keys as well as double socket sterling silver neck and elaborate engraving with sunburst patterns on B and Bb bell keys. This particular alto still has its original rollers for the table keys as well as all of the original key guards. The most impressive thing about this alto is the original neck still has quite a bit of the original lacquer over spray on it. These days when you find a Super 20 all of the lacquer has worn off the neck and it is completely down to the silver. 
 
This Super 20 plays with a very fast air intake and immediate response.  Its deep free breathing sound has a rich spread of harmonics and sings out with a great lead voice. The sound color is on the brighter side allowing it to function great for R&B and lead alto gigs. Its power and projection make it a fantastic versatile instrument.
 
The body of this King is in solid condition sporting an original lacquer finish with crisp engraving. As it sits now the body tube, bow and bell are all in great shape. The bow cap is perfect and was never pushed in. Its bell flare is also in excellent condition. There are a few notable solder repairs on this saxophone around the low Eb post and key guard. The bottom guard foot of the triangular key guard was also re-soldered in the past. ( picture 10 &12) The work was done professionally and the precision of the work should be stressed. This saxophone comes with the original double socket sterling silver neck with under-slung octave key. The neck is in amazing condition and was never pulled down. 
 
This saxophone came into our shop with a recently set-up from another shop  and is playing up a storm. The leather pads and brown nylon resonators are all in good condition and have plenty of life left in them. This saxophone will also receive a professional set-up from our shop before it ships out. 
 
This saxophone ships in perfect playing condition with original case.