This is a vintage Buescher Aristocrat 140 alto saxophone, serial number 350480. If you are looking to get a solid gigging alto for under 1500 you are never going to go wrong with a Buescher 140. This particular alto was just re-padded in another shop and is playing fantastic. It is set up on music medic leather pads with the original Buescher snap resonators. This saxophone also features the original Norton gold plated springs and amber rollers.
The body of the alto is in solid condition. It does show some history of mild past repair but nothing super serious. The body tube, bow and bell are all in nice shape. Its bow cap is also in good condition and was never pushed in. There are a few smallish dings around the bow as well as some re-solders to key guard feet. The sax does include the original neck in good condition. It has never been pulled down.
As a player this saxophone is extremely free blowing and is on the brighter side of the color spectrum.