The silver plating is about 99% intact. Serial number 66XXX places the date of manufacture c. Just overhauled in our shop with all new pads, corks and felts. Only minor cosmetic issues on the horn are various scuffs, scratches and some stray tool marks from previous repairs. The mechanical condition is excellent.We set up the outdated Eb-F or forked F key to work properly. Most often these are corked up and not usable. The King saxophone has an interesting history and design and is very unique compared to other saxophones of the era.
Originally H N White imported Evette and Schaeffer saxophones and then V. Kohlert and stamped them H N White to sell to the general market.
But then in 1916 with the help of some innovative designers H N White designed their own saxophone and put it on the market. These were stamped King and H N White.After producing saxophones exclusively for the armed services during WWI they incorporated in 1918 and added Co. Those instruments were stamped King Made by the H N White Co. Some interesting features of these saxophones include: The G# key opens on the back of the instrument like a flute.
The keys on the front all stay open until depressed allowing proper venting without being dampened by any closed keys. A Forked F key enabling many extra trills not possible on other brand saxophones. Just overhauled in our shop with all new kid skin pads, corks and felts. This beautiful King alto saxophone plays with a rich dark tone reminiscent of jazz bands from the 1920's to 1930's. Collectors and players take a look.There's nothing like the sound of an American vintage saxophone. These are sought after by collectors worldwide. Comes with the original case, a vintage mouthpiece, reeds, neck strap, swab and cork grease. Thanks for looking and hope to hear from you! Scott Russ Music is a family owned and operated retail music store and have been serving the New York metropolitan area for more than 66 years.
We have only professional musicians on staff and maintain a fully staffed repair facility on premises. We are authorized Hammond organ dealers and repair technicians. With more than 40 upright basses in stock we also maintain a pro bass shop on premises. Our inventory includes strings, winds, guitars, keyboards, organs, amplifiers, pro audio, cases, accessories and much more.We would be happy to hear from you. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "King H N White Co. Silver Plated Alto Sax Made c. 1920-Overhauled-Collectible" is in sale since Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "scottrussmusic" and is located in Merrick, New York.This item can be shipped worldwide.