1952 King Super 20 Tenor (Pearls)
a rare classic from Sarge's Collection (his description):
(PIC: 3x Super 20s; this sax on the Right)
- Year: 1952
- Make: King
- Model: Super 20, pearls
- Status: Sold
- Finish: Original Lacquer
- Serial Number: 325,692
Nice original lacquer super 20, with the Serial number 325,692. These have a lot of nice features, like pearls on all the keys and Sterling Silver, sleeve style neck, but what i really love is the rich, big tone. Super 20's are more or less divided up into 3 categories, early, middle and late production, this one falls in the middle and has a great balance of sound. The King horns sure get my vote and i gig with them often. This one was rebuilt with thick brass resonators, oversized, I believe originally from a TM setup.
Sound Files to enjoy:
Chadd comments: This was Sarge's choice tenor for his last few gigs. He had a love affair with the Super 20 that in simply viewed by the public as "acceptable". We all wish we could be cheating on our daily player with a prime era, tear-drop G#, beauty like this one. The resonators are a huge booster!