No ads if you sign up and login
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. StaotFollowing the recent upgrade, please delete your browser cache if you are having display problems with the forum.

King True Voll alto

Discussion in 'Saxophones & Accessories' started by saxgirl22, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. saxgirl22

    saxgirl22 Member

    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    59
    My alto arrived today. It's a brushed silver plate King True Voll 1 alto (I believe) the bell is goldwash and it has the original case with the paper label inside still intact! How lovely - it's a really nice example. I should be able to play test it this evening and give a 'report' on it! Does anyone else have one?
    I think I have some sort of 'void' in my life where I feel I need to keep buying saxophones. I'm sadly not joking either but they keep me happy :)
     
  2. thomsax

    thomsax Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,840
    Likes Received:
    335
    Congratulate on your King. Kings are nice saxes. I've owned a couple Voll-True II. I found the saxes in shops that sold old military stuff. I think King's was used in military bands/orchr. I just bougt them for a couple of hundreds (Swedish s e k). The tonesholes are welded on these old Kings.

    Thomas
     
  3. What

    What Member

    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    Pittsburgh P.A.
    Congrats. I have a King I am keeping my eye on too. Their reputation stands out pretty damn good. Please let us know how yours plays for you.
     
  4. Greg Strange

    Greg Strange Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,010
    Likes Received:
    229
    Location:
    Hamilton, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand.
    When it comes to sax acquisition it sounds like you're giving Davey, Jon and Rhys a good run for the money:)))...good luck with the new old King...:thumb:

    Greg S.
     
  5. kevgermany

    kevgermany Landrover Nut Cafe Moderator

    Messages:
    12,025
    Likes Received:
    2,354
    Location:
    Just north of Munich
    Good luck. I must say I'm rather envious. My last teacher (now retired) had a King Zephyr, ex mi.itary and tiw as the sweetest alto I've heard... Much nier than his MkVI >:)
     
  6. saxgirl22

    saxgirl22 Member

    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    59
    played the king lastnight. It's freshly overhauled - it has a lovely broad tone and there is no resistance anywhere on the sax. It's a very loud saxophone but sounds great. I really like it! It's very different from my Conn. I also like the feel of the keywork on it, it's very easy to play. It was suggested to use a wide chamber ebonite m/p on it but I've found my metal one works great. I paid £199.50 exactly for it, which I think was a bargain. Again, another one that won't be making it into the yard sale!
     
  7. kevgermany

    kevgermany Landrover Nut Cafe Moderator

    Messages:
    12,025
    Likes Received:
    2,354
    Location:
    Just north of Munich
    lucky lucky you!!! enjoy!
     

Share This Page