Charlie Parker

THE KING: Although he borrowed and used many saxophones in his career, there is one horn that will forever be linked with Bird: The Super 20 model alto sax that the King instrument company made expressly for Parker in the fall of 1947. A King workman engraved “Charlie Parker” on the ring that attaches the brass body of the instrument to its sterling silver bell, and he placed a “Charlie Parker” nameplate on the case as well.

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