This is a very nice, all original vintage Buescher True Tone C Melody saxophone, serial number 80836. This horn dates back to 1921, and though it is approaching 100 years old, it has spent most of that life in a closet and is in pristine, original condition.
Don't let the photos fool you, the sax is tarnished but is in pristine shape. The original frosty matte silver plating has tarnished with time, but can easily be shined up to look like new with nothing more than some polish and good old elbow grease. The saxophone shows absolutely no past damages or repairs, no dents or dings, and no resolders. The original neck has never been pulled down. The original contoured case is missing a handle, but it too is in solid shape.
Needing a full restoration, this horn would just sit on a shelf here for years since our repair shop is always running 8+ weeks behind, so we have decided to let this one go “as is” at a very low price. Whether you have plans to completely restore it with all new pads, or just shine it up as a cool talking piece, this one is bargain priced to move quickly!