Saxophone Serial Numbers

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Important facts to consider before you look up your serial number:

King serial numbers are difficult to track due to the different variations of product changes and the lack of official records. All of the serial numbers listed on this page end when The H. N. White Company was sold in 1965. After 1965, all instruments were manufactured in Eastlake and engraved with "King Musical Instruments."

Special Note: King produced great number of stenciled saxophones. If you serial number does not match up with these numbers, but says "Made by The H. N. White Company" it may of in fact been manufactured by another maker. For more complete information about King saxophones go to www.saxpics.com.

Special Note: Please keep in mind that model changes might not have been made to all Saxophones in the production line and may not be respective of the true age of your instrument. The following information is to be used as a guide to narrow down the year your instrument was produced.

Special Note: From 1947-1950 Sterling Silver Bell option was added to Saxophones. For more information on Silver Bells Click Here.

Saxophones:

Date Serial Number
1893-1915 1-50,000
1915-1925 50,000-78,000
1925-1930 78,001-126,000
1930-1935 126,001-161,000
1935-1940 161,001-220,000
1940-1945 220,001-275,000
1945-1950 275,001-305,000
1950-1955 305,001-340,000
1955-1960 340,001-370,000
1960-1965 370,001-406,500
1965-1970 406,501-457,600

Significant Model Changes to King Saxophones

King C Soprano No. 1001 "Straight Model"

Introduced around 1916-1920.

King Bb Soprano No. 1003 "Curved Model"

Introduced around 1916-1920 with production ending by 1932-1933.

King Eb Alto No. 1004 "Solo Instrument"

Introduced around 1916-1920 with production ending by 1930.

King C Melody No. 1005 "All Purpose"

Introduced around 1916-1920.

King Bb Tenor No. 1006

"First" introduced around 1916-1920 with production ending by 1932-1933.

King Eb Baritone No. 1007

Introduced around 1916-1920 with production ending by 1932-1933.

King Saxello Soprano No. 1000

Introduced in 1924 with production ending by 1932.

King "Voll-True" Eb Alto No. 1004 (22 Times Better)

Around 1930-1932 The New King "Voll-True" Alto Saxophone replaced the Alto No. 1004 "Solo Instrument" Saxophone.

King "Voll-True II" Eb Alto No. 1004 (Quicker Action)

Around 1933-1934 The New King "Voll-True II" Alto Saxophone replaced the first "Voll-True."

King "Voll-True II" Bb Tenor No. 1006 (Perfect Intonation)

Around 1933-1934 The New King "Voll-True II" Tenor Saxophone was introduced replacing the first No. 1006.

King "Voll-True II" Eb Baritone No. 1007 (Code word Gump)

Around 1933-1934 The New King "Voll-True II" Baritone Saxophone was introduced replacing the first No. 1007.

King New "Zephyr" Model Eb Alto No. 1004 (Smoothness)

Around 1936-1937 The King New "Zephyr" Model Eb Alto was introduced and replaced the "Voll-True II" No. 1004.

King New "Zephyr" Model Bb Tenor No. 1006 (Modernistic)

Around 1936-1937 The King New "Zephyr" Model Bb Tenor was introduced and replaced the "Voll-True II" No. 1006.

King New "Zephyr" Model Eb Baritone No. 1007

Around 1936-1937 The King New "Zephyr" Model Eb Baritone was introduced and replaced the "Voll-True II" No. 1007.

The Zephyr "Special" Alto No. 1004-B

Around 1939-1940 The Zephyr "Special" Model Alto was introduced and did not replace The Zephyr but was one step up.

The Zephyr "Special" Tenor No. 1006-B

Around 1939-1940 The Zephyr "Special" Model Tenor was introduced and did not replace The Zephyr but was one step up.

The New King "Super-20" Eb Alto No. 1014

Around 1945-1947 The King "Super-20" Alto was introduced and replaced the Zephyr "Special" No. 1004-B. Special features.

The New King "Super-20" Bb Tenor No. 1016

Around 1945-1947 The King "Super-20" Tenor was introduced and replaced the Zephyr "Special" No. 1006-B. Special features.

The New King "Super-20" Eb Baritone No. 1017

Production was started around 1960.

 

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