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Gorgeous Original Lacquer Art Deco Engraved Buescher Aristocrat Tenor Sax # 288464

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Our Price: $ 2,850.00

Product ID: 288464AristocratTenor


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Beautiful original lacquer first series Buescher Aristocrat tenor sax in the highly sought-after “art deco” style engraving, serial number 288464. This tenor has unfortunately spent most of its life in its case, and is ready for someone to take it out and enjoy it!


As you can see in the photos, there's nothing not to like about this tenor. The body is straight and the original lacquer is over 95% intact. There's a few tiny pings in the bottom bow and one in the neck, all of which we'll remove during our overhaul. There are no signs of past dent work or repair, and that includes no resoldered joints anywhere. The original neck has never been pulled down. This tenor really is as pretty as they come.


It goes without saying, but pads were very old when this tenor came into our shop, so we are going to put it back to perfect shape. It still has all of the original amber rollers, original gold plated Norton springs, and original metal snap-in resonators, so we will re-use all of that hardware. We're going to clean and sanitize the horn, and replace all of the pads and key adjustment corks and felts. We'll also adjust the tenor throughout, optimizing spring tensions and key heights back to factory specs. It will ship in perfect adjustment, and backed by our full one year mechanical warranty.


This is a great horn for players and collectors alike. From a collector's standpoint, you just don't see these tenors in this nice of condition, it is pretty unheard of. But even for the player and non-collector, these early Aristocrats always have such a lush, warm tone and quick, lively response. They are very efficient in the way they take your air, but keep a strong core and never sound “blatty.” A great example of an early Aristocrat with no history of abuse.