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Beautiful Original Lacquer Buescher 400 Top Hat & Cane Tenor Sax - Serial # 346860

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Our Price: $ 4,600.00

Product ID: 346860B400Tenor

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This is a clean, original lacquer Buescher 400 “Top Hat & Cane” engraved tenor sax, serial number 346860. This tenor looks fantastic with greater than 90% original lacquer intact. This horn hails from the peak of Buescher's ingenuity, and is probably the best jazz horn they ever made.


This tenor has obviously been well cared for over the years. The original lacquer looks fantastic, and the horn shows only a few past repairs. The bell lip was bent down in one spot previously, and the bell-to-body brace was pushed in to the bell. These have been professionally repaired in our shop, and show only minor lacquer loss from the work. The sax came to us with a couple minor dings in the bottom bow, which we also removed. The original neck, with underslung octave key, has never been damaged or pulled down.


This horn arrived to us in good pads, fitted with all of the original metal Buescher snaps. It also has the original gold plated Norton springs and original amber rollers. We did a complete disassembly, cleaning, and adjustment on it. We adjusted all the key action and replaced any pads and material that were starting to age. Have confidence that it will arrive in perfect playing shape and ready to go for the long haul.


I'm a confessed Buescher sax lover, they just have such a sweet resonance. The TH&C horns take that resonance and add power. This tenor has a lot of giddy-up, plays with strong projection and an edge that cuts well in a loud environment. A pure jazz horn if there ever was one. Ships with its original case.