Product ID: 273006AristocratAlto
This is a 1936 vintage Buescher Aristocrat model alto sax, serial number 273006. This is a repairman's special, we are offering it at a low price “as is” and it just needs a repad to be a good player again.
The photos tell the tale on this one. This alto was relacquered a long time ago, but still has the vintage-like look to it, with a dark amber color. The shows shows 2 past resolders on the low Eb keyguard, but no past dents or repairs that I can see. It has its original “01” neck, which has one little ding on one side, but it has never been pulled down. The sax still has its original amber rollers, gold plated Norton springs, and all of its original snap-in metal domed resonators.
The only thing this sax doesn't have is good pads. The pads in it now are old and to the point of needing to be replaced. All of the keywork moves freely, so the repad should be very straight forward, just new pads/corks/felts and adjustment, and it will be ready to go. Our repair shop is approximately 10 weeks backed up currently, so we have decided to offer this alto as-is at a very low price. If you have a repair bench at home or have a favorite tech that will do a quick job for you, this can be a great buy. It does come in a hard case.