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Original Lacquer Buescher 400 TOP HAT & CANE Tenor Sax # 343929 - Fresh Pads!

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Our Price: $ 4,200.00

Product ID: 343929B400Tenor

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Sweet original lacquer Buescher 400 “Top Hat & Cane” engraved tenor sax, serial number 343929. This tenor has recently been repadded, using all original hardware. It plays with a sweet sound and is a great player for the saxophonist looking for the traditional warm jazz sound.


Physically, the horn is very straight. The original lacquer is solid with only typical wear from normal use. The body tube and bell are in great shape. The bottom bow is dimply from minor dings and past dent work, so it doesn't feel great when you run your hands across it, but it's nothing that would affect play. A couple of those lower body keyguards have been resoldered, and the bell flare was slightly bent on one side, but all of that has been corrected. The original neck with underslung octave key is solid and doesn't appear to have been pulled down.


This tenor features new white leather pads, fitted with the original metal Buescher snap-in resonators. The sax also has all of its original gold plated Norton springs and amber rollers. We'll give the sax a quick check-over in our shop to make sure pads are sealing properly, but it is playing great as it sits. This horn has a very sweet, lush bottom end, with a faster response and offering the player good control. It as a flexible core which allows you to take the horn in many directions, depending on your style, while retaining a warm foundation. This tenor ships in its original hard case as pictured.