Vintage 1947 King Zephyr Alto Saxophone, Series 3A, One Owner Sax
If you are a player who has been dreaming of an early Super 20 Series 1A or King Zephyr Special alto sax, this is an alto saxophone that I think you should consider. It's nearly impossible to find a 1947, Series IIIA 292,000 King Zephyr alto sax, from the estate of a professional lead/soloist who took meticulous care of his gear. 3-ring strap hook, double socket neck with matching serial number, original King mouthpiece, original King end plug. This Zephyr has the original Super 20 metal resonators that came in the first Super 20 Series I, Series II, and Series III. The engraving feels crisp and prickly to the touch, looks deep, and I believe this to be original lacquer which may look this good because of the vintage instrument polish that the owner used on this horn regularly. I can't guarantee it, but it feels and looks like original lacquer. I play tested this alto for nearly an hour and it has a HUGE resonant Sonic character despite having many leaks from sitting in storage for years, and being completely out of adjustment. Have your repair tech go completely through this, roll out the bow, replace necessary pads and you've got a lifetime Holy Grail vintage Alto sax.
Ships in a nice SKB hard case. Whenever possible, we try to research and identify items as "ALL ORIGINAL". There are no stupid questions. The original owner was a professional orchestral player, and he took extremely good care of this alto sax. It has been in storage for many years and you will need your sax tech to completely go through this alto.
There are no signs of past repairs or resolders. There is one ding/dent in the bow that happened when he was trying to get out of the orchestra section row of seats, and your tech should be able to roll this out, no problem. The item "Vintage 1947 King Zephyr Alto Saxophone, Series 3A, One Owner Sax" is in sale since Saturday, December 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "mark7374_nfo6x" and is located in Aspen, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Instrument: Alto Saxophone
- Experience Level: Expert
- Type: Alto Saxophone
- MPN: 292,000
- Brand: King