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Original Silver Plated Buescher True Tone Alto Sax in Gorgeous Shape - Serial # 189354

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Our Price: $ 950.00

Product ID: 189354BuescherAlto

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This is a beautiful condition, 1925 vintage Buescher True Tone series alto sax in gorgeous original silver plate, serial number 189354. This is a wonderful old horn, approaching 100 years old at this point, and is a fine pick up for collectors and players alike.

 

This alto features a satin, matte finish silver plated body, with burnished (shiny) silver plate inlayed in the engraving and on the keys, with gold wash inside the bell. The finish is 99% intact with no major wear of note, even on most of the touch points. There's some minor wear on the thumbrest and on a couple rods, that's about it. The horn is currently playing decently on pads that are a few years old, but which look to have lots of life left in them. The sax does not have its original springs or resos, but the current blue needle springs and oversized, slightly domed metal resonators work well with the instrument. We are selling it as-is on the current set up, keeping the price down rather than put a lot of money into it.

 

This is a lively and colorful playing alto, with good response in the bell keys and a lot of warmth and lushness throughout its range. It's play hearkens back to the classic saxophone era of the 20s and 30s, and it's easy to see why these horns have remained popular over the decades. Ships in its original hard case, which has been “stickered up” from its travels.