King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone, Silver Sonic, Cleveland, NEAR MINT, WOW
1966 423,xxx King Super 20 Silver Sonic tenor saxophone in near mint condition. Wow, take a look at this saxophone! This is truly a time capsule instrument, that looks roughly the same as it did when it was first sold. I recently acquired this sax from a collector who bought it from the original owner. The story is that the original owner's parents bought it for him as a freshman in high school when he made it into the jazz band. The following month, he joined the football team and then quit playing the sax. The condition of this horn is incredible, and there are few signs of use. If you take a close look, you will see some scratches, but the overall look of this sax is stunning. I don't think there's a finer Cleveland Super 20 in existence.
The sax appears to have all original pads, and although they are now quite old, they are sealing very well and I don't think an overhaul is necessary. The sax speaks with authority, and low notes pop out. The sax comes in the original case as well as the original paperwork that came with the sax. What a treasure!