Keilwerth 1960 ‘The New King’ Eb Alto, #38k (Archived)

1960 "The New King" Julius Keilwerth

Price: $SOLD
  • Year:  1960
  • Make:  Keilwerth
  • Model:  "The New King"
  • Status:  Sold!
  • Finish: Original Lacquer
  • Serial Number: 38,xxx

This is an older (and the coolest) S# 38k, with the "winged" keyguard. The original Lucite plastic one was broken, but sarge had a Keilwerth metal replacement guard, that he 24carat gold plated to match the sax, it looks great. This model has a darker tone, with good projection; it can shine on ballads or be bop, with the right mouthpiece. Original lacquer, but not much left, maybe 50% counting the lacquer under the keys... maybe the loss of lacquer is why this one has such a beautiful tone.

Sound File (actual sax!): 1938 Buescher Aristocrat 1, 1967 Buescher 400, 1960 Keilwerth "The New King", 1959(err1938) Voss ((Dörfler & Jörka))

Item #: WSS