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Gorgeous Original Gold Plated "Artist" Buescher True Tone Soprano Sax - Serial # 183000

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Our Price: $ 2,695.00

Product ID: 183000BuescherSop

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Later Vintage True Tone w/ Keywork to High F

Very beautiful vintage Buescher True Tone soprano sax in original satin gold plate, serial number 183000. This soprano has fairly recently been cleaned and repadded, and will get a fresh once-over in our repair shop before we ship it out. It is a gorgeous instrument and a fine player to boot.


This horn is a beaut, with great than 95% original gold plate intact. The hand engraving down on the bell is truly remarkable and a sign of the craftmanship at Buescher in the 20's. Physically there are only a few minor past repairs: a couple tiny pings in the upper tube, and some minor past dent work in the bottom bell flare. A past owner did add a neck strap ring (this model originally had none), as seen in the photos. Pads are just a few years old and in superb shape, fitted with metal domed resonators. We'll go through the horn before shipping to make sure it is sealing properly.


This soprano plays with an open, slightly spread sound. The gold plating (and silver underneath it) definitely add warmth and color, and the instrument really sings with a vocal-like characteristic. A fun instrument to play, great for lovers of these old classic American made instruments. Ships in its original case, which shows a fair amount of wear, but is still kicking.