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Two-Tone Original Gold & Silver Buescher True Tone Alto Sax - Serial # 242244

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Product ID: 242244BuescherAlto

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Cleaned & Prepped for Repadding

This is a very nice vintage Buescher True Tone alto sax, serial number 242244. This alto dates back to 1928, but despite being 90 years old (!), it is in stunning, original condition. We've cleaned, polished, and prepped this alto for a repad, all it needs now is new pads and material and a fresh adjustment.

 

This alto features a matte silver plated body with gold plated keys, a somewhat rare configuration that you don't often see on these old vintage horns. The plating is still in excellent shape to this day, showing on light wear on the gold keys here and there, where you can see the silver plating underneath peaking through. There has been some minor past dent work in the bottom bow, but no serious past damage or repair, including no resolders that I can see. The original “1” neck is in fantastic shape as well. We completely disassembled and cleaned the sax, removed all the old pads and material. It still has nearly all of the original snap-in metal domed resonators, which we are including with the sax. If you have some experience repadding saxophones, this is a bargain, as all the cleaning and “elbow grease” has all ready been done. It needs pads, corks, felts, and a couple springs which broke off during our cleaning.

 

This is a bargain price for a beautiful, cleaned and prepped vintage Buescher. Ships in a good vintage hard case.