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Vintage Buescher True Tone Alto Sax - Beautiful Original Silver - Serial # 263438

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Our Price: $ 300.00

Product ID: 263438BuescherAlto

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Polished & Prepped for Overhaul

This is a really pretty 1931 vintage Buescher True Tone series alto sax in original silver plate, serial number 263438. This instrument has been completely disassembled, cleaned, and polished, and is prepped for an overhaul. If you have a repair bench at home or just want to take a stab at repadding a sax, this is a great chance, as most of the “heavy lifting” has been done.

 

The original matte silver plate on this horn is in tremendous shape, well over 95% intact. There is minor finish wear on a few touch points, but all very inconsequential. I see absolutely no dents or dings, no resolders, no signs of any past damage or repair. The sax has its original 2 star (**) neck, which has never been pulled down. It is not in its original case, but does ship in a good hard case.

 

This sax still needs a full overhaul. It needs all new pads, corks/felts, and springs, with some rollers ready to be replaced as well. The pearls are still in good shape, and all of the nubs are still in the back of the key cups, though unfortunately the actual snap-in resos are long gone. If you've ever wanted a crack at learning pad work, or if you have an all-ready established bench and are ready for a project, this alto is available at a blow-out price. We are only moving it because our repair shop is backed up for almost a year now, and we'd rather this fine sax not languish in our basement. Should be a nice player once properly restored.