This is a lovely original lacquer Buescher 400 Top Hat and Cane alto sax, serial number 296198. The alto is just about as nice as you see them. It has a gorgeous original lacquer finish which is nicely complemented by the pristine engraving across the bell and lower bow region. The body has never seen any major repair and has received zero re-solders. This saxophone does feature the original Buescher “snap” resonators, gold plated Norton springs and amber rollers on the table keys. The original neck with under-slung octave key is also with the sax and in perfect physical condition.
This sax came into our shop on some older pads and would need a overhaul before it will be in perfect playing condition. It is currently playing decently now through some leaks. The sound on these altos is very big and open in comparison to many saxophones being made today. Power and projection is an area it excels in. Due to our shops busy schedule and the beautiful condition this alto is in we are currently selling it in its current condition at a lower cost. Do not miss out on this lovely Top Hat and Cane alto.