King Super 20 Alto Saxophone, Full Pearls


This is a 1950 King Super 20 alto saxophone in original lacquer with its original case, currently undergoing a full mechanical rebuild by me.   It is in very good physical condition, and the particular variety of this horn can be classified either as a “Series 1A” or a “Series I transitional”, with the very first of the “modern” style left hand pinky table, which in my opinion was the best mechanical design of the “modern” style left hand pinky table that King made with the Super 20.   This horn has a slightly darker sound than the later Super 20s, but still very punchy and round with plenty of that King zing that makes these horns famous.

Indeed, the Series 1A is what Charlie Ventura played, what Cannonball played, and what Charlie Parker played.   This is going to be an excellent horn for somebody- either a lifetime main axe, or a superb addition to a collection.

More photos and details once I have finished the work, or call or email me with questions or to reserve it prior to me having it finished, and you can have it set up to your specifications.


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