For sale here I have my 1953 King Super 20 Alto Saxophone - made in Cleveland, Ohio, USA - with original King red leather hard-shell case! The King Super 20 is known as the most elaborate and embellished saxophone model ever produced by the King company of Cleveland, Ohio.
These saxophones were very expensive when new, thus not many were produced. In addition, the King Super 20 models with full pearls and sterling silver necks are even more rare and hard to find, these saxophones do not come up for sale very often! This alto also includes its original King red leather case which is a very nice addition.
This King Super 20 Alto is in very good condition overall. The body is in very solid condition. There are several areas where the lacquer has been worn away from many years of professional playing, however the original lacquer is in very nice condition overall.
I do see several dings to the body located on the lower bow/U-tube (see photo) as well as a few small dings on both sides of the sterling silver neck. These dings can all be repaired if the new owner would like to have the sax looking perfect. I also see one area of solder repair to the post of the high D palm key. The pads are an older set, still in decent condition, however to be in top playing condition the new owner may want to have the saxophone fully adjusted and replace a couple pads or have the sax completely repadded, I will leave that decision to the new owner. The engravings on the low B and Bb key cups are nice and crisp, and all the pearl inlays are also in great condition.This saxophone has so many interesting features, such a beautiful sax! Please remember this is a vintage saxophone, so wear and tear during a lifetime of playing is to be expected.
This saxophone has survived very well for its age and the condition is very clean overall. Please examine the photos and ask any questions you may have. The new owner will have a very special and unique saxophone that will be a great investment for years to come.
The item "KING SUPER 20 Alto Saxophone Full Pearls Silver Neck BEAUTIFUL SAX" is in sale since Monday, January 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones".The seller is "astrodude12" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States.