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I have a 1920s King alto that is missing the right hand palm/side keys and the rods attached to them. Does anyone know where I can get this so that I can get the sax into working shape? I brought it to a tech but he doesn't know what to do with it or where to find the parts. Is it possible to use the side keys from a different sax?

Any info that you have would be amazing. :cherry:
 

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Well, basically your choice is either:

1) find another King of similar era, a real beater horn with those keys intact

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2) pay a tech to alter the horn and set of non-King keys to fit your horn. This would likely mean bending and reshaping some of the keys, perhaps grinding down some key barrels, moving a post or two, and/or altering or replacing some saddles.

Anything is doable....but the question becomes: is it worth it ? 2) is MANY hours of tech work, at what ? Between $40-100 hour, depending on where you live.

Fortunately a '20's King project Alto has almost no market value, as they are unfairly maligned compared to say a Buescher or Conn...so they are quite cheap to find.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/H-N-White-C...331302?hash=item2a50916126:g:bXIAAOSw6BtVTmcJ

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-KIN...332081?hash=item5b1f21ca31:g:besAAOSwwPhWlw0z

Buy the second horn. Take the keys you need. I will gladly buy the rest of the horn from you for $50 ....or you can use it as a wallhanger ;)
 
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