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Original Satin Silver Plated Buescher Big B Tenor Sax - Serial # 300688

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Our Price: $ 3,450.00

Product ID: 300688BigBTenor

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Fresh Saxquest Overhaul
Very pretty, original satin silver plated Buescher Aristocrat "Big B" tenor saxophone, serial number 300688. This is a beautiful horn in tremendous shape, and has just received our full pro overhaul. It comes in all new pads and has been ideally set up for a Buescher of this vintage.
This horn is a looker for sure. The silver plate is in gorgeous shape, as seen in the photos. The only previous repairs I can spot are some tiny dings removed from the backside of the bottom bow; because the horn is silver, the work blends in very well and nearly impossible to spot. I see no other repairs, no resolders, and the original neck is in great shape too.
This Big B was just overauled in the Saxquest repair shop by Derick Tramel, using Valentino Pro leather pads matched with the original Buescher snap-in metal resonators. All of the original gold plated Norton springs were also retained, but all soft material has been replaced, including all new key adjustment corks and felts. The set up was done keeping in mind how a vintage Buescher should be, with medium-open key heights and a lighter spring tension. The action is buttery under your fingers and everything feels crisp and new.
These Big B horns tend to be very sweet players, and this one is no exception. If anything, the silver adds warmth, and it seems a bit darker than most Buescher Aristocrat horns I've played. Very fast blowing instrument, offering just a hint of resistance to give the player something to push against. A dynamic player, with looks to kill. Ships in a hard case.