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98% Original Lacquer Art Deco Engraved Buescher Aristocrat Alto Sax - Serial # 278197

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Our Price: $ 2,200.00

Product ID: 278197AristocratAlto

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Very nice, all original Buescher Aristocrat alto sax with “art deco” style engraving, serial number 278197. This alto has obviously not seen a ton of playing in its life, and is in remarkable condition.


The original lacquer is 97-98% intact, with only light cosmetic wear. The original “01” neck has never been pulled down and is in flawless shape. This alto came to us on old pads, maybe even the originals, and the horn will get a complete rebuild in our shop before shipping. We'll replace all pads and material, and take out a couple small dings that are currently in the horn. We'll retain all of the original hardware though; all of the original snap-in metal resonators, gold plated Norton springs, and amber rollers will stay with the horn.


There's a few too many leaks in the old pads right now to do a good play test on this alto currently, but I've played many early Buescher Aristocrats from this era, and have never been disappointed. I can't wait to play this horn once we complete the work and see what it can do! I fully expect it to play with all the warmth, color, and resonance that you want from a good vintage Buescher. Our price includes the full overhaul as described, and the horn ships in its original case.