This is a pretty Buescher Big B tenor sax in original lacquer, serial number 326000. Saxquest has been blessed to have a number of original lacquer Big B's come through our shop this year. This one is sporting original lacquer and crisp engraving. It does show typical play wear from the previous owner but it is physically in outstanding condition. The sax has no history of major past repair and no re-solders. The body tube, bell and bell flare are all in great shape. Its bow cap is outstanding and has never been pushed in. The bow shows a few smaller dings which will be taken out in the Saxquest shop before we ship this saxophone out. This tenor does have the original neck in good shape. It looks like their was previously a small pull down but it has more recently brought back to its true position.
The tenor does still feature all of the Norton gold plated springs and the amber rollers. It also has in all of the Buescher “Snap” resonators. We are currently in the process of setting this saxophone up in the Saxquest shop. It ships in perfect playing condition with a nice set of leather pads and the original “snap” resonators.
These Big B tenors are ultra free blowing with a very sweet sonic character. Due to their flexibility and big sound these horns are especially popular among the modern straight ahead and R&B players. Don't miss out on a very beautiful American vintage tenor saxophone.