1944 King 'Zephyr' Alto
- Year: 1944~
- Make: King
- Model: Zephyr II
- Status: For Sale
- Finish: Original Lacquer
- Serial Number: 264,xxx
(On Consignment - Rebuild required)
Original finish with original neck. It has 80% lacquer present and the "U.S." military stamp on the bell. It will be a great sax once it gets a full rebuild and cleaned up. There are some dents and dings that will get removed with loving pressure. And one roller (LH, C#) to find a nice replacement.
Saxpics research would say that a Series II ended around #237k. This is much later with a #264k. The Series II saxes would have had the wire guard on the back (like this one). Fully Research may be needed to verify if these US model were similar to the Zephyr Special design specs. aka: Amazing, Sleeper Saxes! Specials were made from about #200k-280k. You can read HERE for more.
A major Rebuild is included with price; I suspect I'll be looking at several springs also.
Sound Files with Kings:
- 1.ALTOs-BLIND-4x: Selmer Mark VI #199k, The Martin Alto #169k, Olds Super #1319, King Zephyr Special #223k6:11
- 2.ALTOsBlind - VI-THC-ZephyrSpecial-Co5:12