For sale is an absolutely gorgeous collectors condition King Super 20 Silver Sonic tenor saxophone with its original factory case, warranty card, booklet, solid silver bell & gold plated inner bell!
This is a serial number 385xxx 1963 made prime era King! It does not get any better then this falling right in the most desirable range possible for a King!
The Super 20s were always evolving through the many phases and this was its most evolved form prior to the downfall of King. These 1963 horn function and play extremely well!
This horn was overhauled with a full black kangaroo leather pad overhaul. This horn currently has no clicks, clanks or metal on metal. This horn has everything opening and closing just as should be! The lower end of the horn is a little leaky, you will want to have your tech do an extremely small leak job to really max out play ability.
This saxophone comes with its original factory crocodile tolex leather lined tripack case! This is an extremely rare and valuable case in fantastic shape. The case it self is quiet possibly the heaviest case ive ever felt and is a solid 20 pounds! The case is made to hold your flute case as well your clarinet. The outside of the case is really in great shape the leather feels great to the touch. These cases by them self sell for quite a lot of money!
This saxophones comes with its factory warranty card with matching serial number! I'm a total sucker for prime example horns that come with original paper work. The moment I saw the condition of this horn and that it had a matching warranty card I knew I had to own it and hear ho she played!
Its extremely rare to find a King Super 20 Silver Sonic with a warranty card like this. If you do ever see a warranty card its usually from an off era thats really not quiet as valuable. Whone you combine the most desireable era for a company + there top of the line horn + the rearest options thats what really makes a treat.
This warranty card in addition to a great condition horn and case really create next a next level package that transcends typical King Super 20 value!
Included is the original white King tenor mouthpiece and ligature!
Included is an original King 1963 sax line advertisement pamphlet which is ultra cool!
This horn is a Silver Sonic so the entire bell and neck are actually pure solid sterling silver! Any horns with pure silver add a tonal characteristics that really helps to achieve a large then life big, bad and bold tone that really vibrates under your fingers like no other horn can!
This horns bell has an actual gold plated bell inner wash. Its gorgeous gold plating and the inside bell is bright and blinging gold.
Although this horn is extremely valuable and overall is in fantastic condition you are buying this horn as used and it has its fair share of scratches, knicks, fleabites, metal wear, tarnish and other anomalies associated with an almost 60 year old antique! There is a nice patch of scratches under the bell lip pictured.
This horn is really is a perfect storm of things that make it extremely rare and ultra collectible. Between the prime era serial number, great condition body, silver sonic bell & neck, gold plate inner bell, original case, original warranty card & pamphlet, original mouthpiece, fully overhauled with black roo's, and just an overall stunning aesthetic make this horn ultra desirable and collectible to any King fanatic!
If you have been waiting for the right King Super 20 to come around I couldn't think of a better horn to invest in. It doesn't get much better then this mythological unicorn of a King!
Please do not hesitate to buy and pay over I will ship ASAP upon payment!