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Gorgeous Original Lacquer Buescher Aristocrat Big B Alto Sax - Serial # 324302

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Our Price: $ 2,000.00

Product ID: 324302BigBAlto

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This is a sweet 1949 vintage Buescher Aristocrat with the highly desired “Big B” style engraving, serial number 324302. This alto looks fantastic with 95% original lacquer intact. It has good pads and is playing up a storm.


This sax looks incredible. The original lacquer shows only minor wear from light use over the years. There's a couple tiny chair pings in the bottom bow area, but no major past damage or repair, and that includes no resolders. The bell flare is perfect and the original neck has never been pulled down. The sax still has all of its original hardware: original snap-in metal resonators, amber rollers, and gold plated Norton springs. Pads are soft with lots of life left in them, and the sax will get a fresh pro set up from our repair shop before shipping. We'll re-seat all pads as needs, replace some of the natural cork with better quality material, and optimize spring tensions and key heights throughout. It will ship in perfect regulation, backed by our full one year mechanical warranty.


To go along with looks to kill, this alto is a fun horn to play. It plays with a very fast, almost immediate response, with not much back pressure. Its sound is on the spread side and it takes all of the air you can push through it, while retaining a definite warm, colorful characteristic. It's warmer tone can be very conducive to classical playing with the right mouthpiece (think the traditional Rascher school), but it really rips for jazz too.