It was tricky. Here was the perfect “closet horn” without a blemish. The owner loved the way it looked and truly appreciated its remarkable cosmetic condition. But he also really wanted to be able to experiece the sound that gave this classic Cleveland King Super 20 SilverSonic its reputation.
The secret sauce for this tenor was going to be slightly oversized sterling silver resonators. What else would suit the sterling neck and bell better? A set of Pisoni Pro pads completed the picture and would do the sealing for years to come.
The result? No scratches. No discolored pad cups. No marred screw heads. Perfection. And then some. Plus now it played like it was always intended to. After custom-dialing in the pad heights and spring tension, this old King blew the doors down.