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King SilverSonic Alto Original Lacquer Mint Freshly Overhauled 448357$ 6,500
King SilverSonic Super 20 Alto Saxophone Original Lacquer Excellent Condition 411063$ 5,750
This beautiful, original lacquer King Cleveland SilverSonic alto is getting an overhaul starting end of March 2022, and that is INCLUDED in the price.
King Super 20 Alto 415046 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition$ 3,650
King Super 20 Alto Saxophone Full Pearls Original Lacquer Exceptional! 298279$ 5,750
On Hold for three weeks till April 21.
Get this alto! If you’ve been looking for a fantastic King Super 20, this is it! Don’t wait. You could mess around and buy several that wouldn’t play as well, and waste a lot of time and money. This is close to Charlie Parker’s alto’s serial number and is the same version of Super 20 he played. It has solid silver double socket neck, ‘full’ pearls on the G#, side keys, palm keys, and octave key; bell key engraving, and all the other bells and whistles that you want. It’s kind of shocking with how much Selmers and new saxophones like Yamaha and Yanagisawa have gone up in price, that you can still buy one of the BEST altos ever made, by King that is like 10x rarer than a 5 digit Mark VI, for such a relatively low price. I play kings like this myself, so I’m biased for sure, but they really do have the best alto tone that ever existed. Pair with the new GS New York for a classic Cannonball Adderley Kind of Blue / Somethin’ Else era setup, and then practice, and you’ll get pretty close!
Only one available. Price is not flexible. This is worth every penny.
Ah, in my enthusiasm, I almost forgot to list past repairs – this alto has been played professionally by a superb local alto player, who is only selling it because he has to for financial reasons. It had some key guard feet slightly pushed in and some dings on the back of the bow when I got it, and those are now gone, leaving little trace. No major repairs, and no current repair issues. The pads are medium through their usable life, and I wouldn’t overhaul this anytime soon. It currently absolutely roasts on the current setup.
King Super 20 Alto Series III Original Lacquer Very Good Condition 376523$ 4,950
Great King Super 20 alto that is also on the affordable side for one of the best vintages. This is 376523, double socket, solid silver neck, engraved bell keys, underslung octave key, but the more modern style pinky keys and a tone that is more like the ‘full pearls’ Super 20’s. This horn just got a full, top shelf overhaul with Pisoni italian leather pads and nice reusable slightly domed, metal resonators. It feels brand new under the fingers, and it is still in excellent original cosmetic condition. Only one available! $4950 incl the overhaul, which is about what you’d pay for a Yamaha, and this is much better and holds its value better too.
King Super 20 Tenor Full Pearls Silver Neck Good Shape Relacquer Old Pads Great Deal 298205$ 3,650
If you want a nice early serial King Super 20 tenor sax that has an old relacquer and makes it way less expensive, that’s what this is. It has old pads, and it has had some small dents removed from the back of the bow / body tube that are now gone and look fine. Get it overhauled, and you’ll have a top grade tenor for about the cost of a pro Yamaha, which is great.
King Super 20 Tenor Full Pearls Very Good Condition Good Pads 308996$ 6,500
This is the Super 20 that most people want. This is the version with the more modern LH pinky (spatula) keys, but that still has ‘full pearls’ on all the key touches, double socket, solid-silver neck, and engraved bell keys. It has had a recent repad, and I just got it freshly checked out and setup, so it’s playing quite well. There aren’t many original lacquer Super 20’s from this most desirable serial range in the world. Far fewer than people realize! There are about 10x as many 5-digit Mark VI’s as there are full pearls Super 20’s.
King Super 20 Tenor Original Lacquer 349080 Very Good Condition$ 5,650
Getting a full overhaul now. If you want it old pads, price is minus $1200.
King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone Full Pearls Original Lacquer Matt Stohrer Overhaul Exceptional 319719$ 7,950
This is a primo Super 20 tenor – best of the best. These are the fresh photos with a Matt Stohrer overhaul just completed. He does Super 20’s SO well. This is now the tenor that I play in the shop when I want to play a tenor. It’s fantastic.
King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone Series III Silver Neck Overhauled 364611$ 4,750
Original lacquer King Super 20 tenor in great shape. This also had a recent overhaul by Aaron Barnard and plays great. It would be hard to find a nicer Super 20 for much less money. The ‘Series III’ Super 20’s (as we call them) come right after the ‘full pearls’ series II’s, and are different from the previous version in that they have completely upgraded keywork that feels more modern. The left hand spatula keys are now a lot more like a Selmer, and the stack keys are ergonomically easier too. The tone is much the same as a Series II. Still warm, complex, powerful, fat in the upper register and super projecting. Just slightly brighter than a Series II in my experience, though you can change that easily with mouthpiece choice. The neck is solid sterling silver and has the double socket. The Series III’s are basically like a Series II but less expensive, mostly just because you don’t have the side key pearls. Same quality build and tone, but for thousands of dollars less. That makes this a smart buy in my opinion! Plus Aaron’s high-end overhaul is about a $1500 value and has basically no miles on it.
Only one available!
Powell Silver Eagle SE10 Alto One of 18 Made – all options solid silver +Matt Stohrer Overhau$ 12,000
For your viewing pleasure, this is one of the 18 Powell Silver Eagle saxophones made. Powell conceived of an ambitious project to bring back an American-made saxophone of the highest quality. Inspired by the Super 20 SilverSonic, the Silver Eagle reproduces the bore while adding solid silver soldered tone holes and modern keywork. Powell sadly ended their project after making only 18 saxophones, despite high demand, due to the high cost of production. This horn plays like a good super 20 but a little more evenly, and has been completely overhauled by Matt Stohrer. This is the ultimate collectible among modern saxophones, and it is also a burning player. Asking price is just what these cost new, plus a little extra since it got a $1500 overhaul on top of that! It’s not even inflated for the collectibility value, which is probably not smart of me, but there it is. If you want to discuss all the details of this project, I can put you in touch with the people who built it. These were most definitely a new saxophone bore and neck design, inspired by the best King Super 20 SilverSonic altos, both according to them and according to the folks who bought the tooling and mandrels when the project ended. The keywork is modified from tooling bought from B&S, which accounts for the pinky table that sticks out farther than it would on something like a Yamaha.
There is most certainly only one available. This one has all the possible factory options, which only a subset of Powell Silver Eagles had – including the solid silver tone holes and even cryo treatment. Of the 18 saxophones built, I know at least a couple of them were brass bell, and some others lacked other of these features. This is one of the ones with everything, which makes it even more collectible. Includes the original accessories, case, and paperwork.
Just for fun, here’s Matt Stohrer’s repairman’s overview from when he overhauled it.