This saxophone is very special in our opinion. It's a one owner horn that has been very well cared for. Original lacquer at 95%+. No re-solders, previous damage or any neck pull down. There is some scratching on the back of the tube and green "corrosion/patina" on the thumb rest, outside of the rods and some on the neck. The neck cork is still original, many of the pads are original and most of the resonators are original as well. The horn will need an overhaul due to pad age, but is going to be a monster player when finished. Right now, I can play up and down when pushing on it and it is such a joy to play! The sound is very lush and full, but it has a nice bite with a great amount of power.
The new owner will be very happy. Please check out the info below for more history of this specific saxophone and contact Simon for more information.
"This horn was purchased new by my uncle, a long time resident of Storm Lake Iowa. He obtained it while still in high school where played in the band.
After receiving a music degree from the university of Iowa, he enlisted in the US army during the Vietnam era. He spent his enlistment playing this alto sax in the army band on a Base near Chicago.
As an adult he continued playing often as a regular in the Storm Lake municipal band and the Karl King band in Fort Dodge.
I hope that the new owner will treasure it as much as he did."