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Saxophones Late King Super 20 Valuation wanted

DavidUK

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Seen one, a Super 20 Silver Sonic, s/n 454xxx, worn but serviced, up for £2,600 if that helps?

That means I'd be looking to pay £1,000 max, but that's ME!

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Re: tenor sax valuation - Giardinelli

Do some checking. Such a high s/n doesn't sound good to me.
 

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Re: tenor sax valuation - Giardinelli

ok thanks Kev, i will probably give it a miss then.
 

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ok thanks Kev, i will probably give it a miss then.

This is the official web site. http://www.hnwhite.com/second page.htm

Check the history and serial number lists.

However a different spin here: http://saxpics.com/?v=mod&modID=23 (and check their serial number lists....).


And from sotw Deadlink Removed

Nb, it's unlikely to be an SML, they stopped production at about 27xxx. Be careful, but it's probably worth checking further.
 

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Re: tenor sax valuation - Giardinelli

While i am at it i also got the chance of a king super 20 tenor sax serial number 788xxx and it is in VERY good condition, from what i gather it is from around 1980...any more info and valuation anybody?

pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fiyua7c2gl0b0uj/0Dg9uyXyCo

I don't whether this is of any help...

http://www.shwoodwind.co.uk/Reviews/Saxes/Tenor/Late_KingS20_tenor.htm

I'm pretty sure Paul Cohen covered King Saxophones in Saxophone Journal a few years back - when some Swedish organisation took over UMI in the early 1980s there was still some King Super 20 parts hanging around and they assembled a few horns from these - maybe the high serial number is a continuation of some of their other wind instrument ranges and not necessary saxophones...

When they originally stopped making the Super 20 in the mid-1970s it was costing H.N. White's more to make the horn than they could sell it for...

Greg S.
 
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Re: tenor sax valuation - Giardinelli

I've split these out from the Giardinelli thread. Sits better on it's own.
 

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While i am at it i also got the chance of a king super 20 tenor sax serial number 788xxx and it is in VERY good condition, from what i gather it is from around 1980...any more info and valuation anybody?

pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fiyua7c2gl0b0uj/0Dg9uyXyCo

I have owned and played 3 Super 20's; early 50's full pearl, c 66 std with SML type of neck and a 87XXXX c -83. The late S20 was not as good as the other two. It didn't had that big King sound and the neck didn't fit well. I know two other guys who is playing on Super 20 from this era and they are also having problem with the neckjoints. Maybe it was just the saxes that reached Sweden?
 

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Re: tenor sax valuation - Giardinelli

I don't whether this is of any help...

http://www.shwoodwind.co.uk/Reviews/Saxes/Tenor/Late_KingS20_tenor.htm

I'm pretty sure Paul Cohen covered King Saxophones in Saxophone Journal a few years back - when some Swedish organisation took over UMI in the early 1980s there was still some King Super 20 parts hanging around and they assembled a few horns from these - maybe the high serial number is a continuation of some of their other wind instrument ranges and not necessary saxophones...

When they originally stopped making the Super 20 in the mid-1970s it was costing H.N. White's more to make the horn than they could sell it for...

Greg S.

I don't think UMI manufactoried or sold any saxes stamped with King Super 20. UMI took over King, Conn, Armstrong ... in -85. Maybe the had some interest in the company that manufactoried the late King S20's. I don't know. UMI parent company was Skåne Gripen that was formed after the wharf Kockums closed down. Kockums is still making submarines, stealth boats ....
 

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