This is a great Alto Saxophone. The original lacquer is in fantastic shape with 90-95% or more still on the horn
The serial number is “209152” making this a 1941-1942 vintage horn. The Engraving on this horn is unbelievable. Scrolling leaves and flowers go all the way down and around the bell and down the bow. The two bell keys and 3 bow keys are also engraved and the horn has pearl side keys. The words “King Zephyr Special made by The H.N. White Co Cleveland, Ohio.” are prominently displayed near the top of the bell. This horn comes with the original Double Socket/Sleeve Style Sterling Silver neck, which is in great shape with no evidence of a pull down. It comes with the triple neck ring, a signature of the King Zephyr models and the original neck lacquered neck cap. It also comes in a new case.
Not only does this Saxophone look like a piece of art it also plays wonderfully. The horn has that dark classic King sound. It really rips up and down the register with excellent intonation and superb overtones.