King 1952 ‘Zephyr’ Bb Tenor, Silver #328k (Archived)

1952 Silver King Zephyr Tenor

Price: SOLD
  • Year:  1952
  • Make:  King
  • Model: Zephyr
  • Status:  SOLD
  • Finish: Original Silver plate
  • Serial Number: 328,xxx

Ser# is 328k which makes it circa 1952. This is in the prime of the Zephyrs era!--Big Super 20 sound, half the price!...and SILVER It has the double socket neck, improved G# table, many features you would find on the 50's King Super 20. Original silver plating is 90% intact with a few small areas that have worn to brass. No major dings or dents in the horn, typical small dings and pings, which i will do my best to remove. the original low C keyguard was replaced, but i have a new company link making these! SO! i can find an exact replacement and silver-plate it to match--good as new. 🙂 Comes with original case in rough, vintage shape. Ask me about case options! It will get our "French Standard" rebuild, but substituted large flat metal reso's, for the selmer style plastic ones--so it will have a rebuild like it rolled out with in the 1950s.
SOUND: We did a side-by-side with my 1950 Zephyr in lacquer, this silver one rang clearer in the tone--clean, precise in response. perhaps that is a slightly boost in the Treble tones, if you must label it like that.

SOLD/Rebuilt for customer with Tan pads and huge brass resonators.

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