This King Zephyr Series I alto saxophone is in excellent condition. It has a completely re-lacquered body, with the original silver keys and original lacquer neck. It has been cleaned, adjusted, and re-padded. There are a few very minor dings in the bottom bow and the bottom thumb rest has been pushed in slightly. This is a gorgeous horn and it plays beautifully! The serial number is “173355” making this a Zephyr Series I circa 1935-1940 vintage horn. The Art Deco engraving on the bell is gorgeous and super crisp. The engraving goes all the way down the bell and the words “King Zephyr Model made by The H.N. White Co. Cleveland, O.” are prominently displayed near the top of the bell. This horn comes with the original neck (with matching serial number), which is in great shape with no evidence of a pulldown. There are a couple of very light dents in the neck, one in the side of the neck and the other at the octave saddle and the bottom octave key guide. It comes in a replacement case in good used condition. No mouthpiece is included. If you would like to purchase a mouthpiece please visit our mouthpiece page for vintage and modern mouthpieces.
This alto saxophone has that classic King Zephyr feel. It has a big, focused sound, excellent intonation, and superb overtones.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Key Plating: Approximately 55-60% of the original key plating remains with light player wear to the touch spots.
The Finish: It has approximately 95%+ of the re-lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
The Bow: Almost no dents in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Pad Condition: The pads are in very good used condition.
Resonator Type: Plastic resonators.
The Neck: The neck is in almost raw brass finish with light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece, ligature, or accessories are included.
The Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: King Zephyr Model made by The H.N. White Co. Cleveland, O.
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