Vintage Buescher Aristocrat 140 Alto Saxophone, - Repair Special #352341

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Our Price: $ 595.00

Product ID: 352341BueschAlt

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Buescher Aristocrat – 140 Series
This is a vintage Buescher Aristocrat 140 series alto saxophone, serial number 352341. These altos are an ideal choice for an on the go pro alto player. Rather you are looking to pick a horn up at a budget or are in need of a solid back up the late vintage Aristocrat is always a good choice.
This one is physical pretty straight forward. The last owner did put quite bit of play time on it and there is a history of some repair. There has been some past solder and dent work on this sax, some smaller dings still remain around the bow area. The bow cap itself is in good shape and has never been pushed in. The alto does feature the amber key rollers and the original Norton gold plated springs. Its original Buescher snap resonators are also intact. The original neck is with the saxophone and is in good shape. It has never been pulled down. 
The alto came into our shop playing through leaks down to a low C. As it sits it is going to need an overhaul before it will be ready for any serious playing. You might be able to get by with doing minimal set-up as you go but the pads are pretty old and ultimately will all need to be replaced along with the key materials. We would love to do the work but with the back up in our shop at 8 weeks at this time we are selling this one in as is condition at a lower price. 
Ships in non original case.