Chadd, This is the best saxophone that I have ever owned. My ears, fingers and execution are really very closely connected now...
At the risk of sounding crude, this is the best [bleeping] saxophone that I have ever owned. My ears, fingers and execution are really very closely connected now. Didn't want believe it before but a very good compatible piece of equipment makes a big difference in the facility of execution on the instrument. "
A huge thanks, GREG WIER
Greg - 6/19/2020 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is the description of the awesome sax that Greg purchased from Worldwide Sax. I have very very real thoughts to keep this sax as a second, flavorful option to my Couf Super ba 1 that you can hear in the sound files too. Sure enough, sounds like I'll be putting this sax in the "Things I Should Have Kept" pile...
- Year: 1965
- Make: Julius Keilwerth
- Model: Tone King Special[/span3]
- Status: SOLD
- Finish: Original Silver
- Serial Number: 53, 309
The Tone King Special is very very close to the same keywork used/purchased later by Herbert Couf for the Couf Superba 1. This is a rare example in silver plate. It's basically a Superba 1 in silver plate for a really great price!
It has rolled tone holes, the "JK" tube stamp, solid sheet guards, plastic pants guard, and the larger pearls (like Couf) that we see today on newer JKs. Serial number #53k matches on the neck and body. YES - high F# on this model. It has a good repair done to the new receiver area that looks more like a E3 post resolder. There are a few small dings and pings but not much.
TONE: Huge Keilwerth tone: warmer, rounder, more spread, full of harmonics. See the Sound Files below.
PADS: It arrived with a mix of older pads (about 3 or 4 eras) with the oldest ones being lower down the tube, as expected (B/Bb). All are tan pads and most have plastic resonators.
Sound Files on this sax:
Keilwerth tone: warmer, rounder, more spread, full of harmonics...
- ACTUAL SAX ON TRACK 1 & 2:
- 1.TENORs-4xKeilwerths- The New King #47k, Tone King #55k, Tone King Special #53k, Couf Superba 1 #79k - MPC Berg108-2-SMS - Sound File 6-2020
Item#:WWS1S7.5S0.00.12041.9-C60Greg Wier - J.Keilwerth Tone King Special Tenor - from Saint Augustine, FL, USA,