Outstanding condition vintage Buescher True Tone curved soprano saxophone in original silver plating, serial number 118189. This soprano is a classic 1922 vintage, nearly 100 years old. Despite its age, it remains in fantastic shape and has good pads, ready for a new owner to enjoy.
This soprano still shows very good coverage of its original silver plating, with wear typical of only light use, on the usual touch points. There are absolutely no major dents or previous repairs, including no resolders. The neck is in excellent condition but was at some point very slightly pulled down. There is a very small and hard to see ping located on one side of the neck. (see picture 9) Because of the small ping is very minimal and is in a delicate part of the instrument we are going to leave it as it is.
The horn features keywork to high Eb and plays comfortable up and down its range. Pads are still in great shape with the original Buesher snaps. There is currently a few minor tweaks we can do in our shop to make it better, so we'll do that work before shipping, and make sure you get it in perfect playing shape. A great old vintage soprano for a good price! Ships in a quality hard case.