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Pristine Original Buescher Aristocrat 156 Series Tenor Sax - Serial # 343664

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Tremendous condition Buescher Aristocrat “156” series tenor sax, serial number 343664. This tenor came to us completely original, with factory pads and material, and hadn't been played in decades. Currently in our repair shop in line for a fresh overhaul, it will ship to you with all new pads and material and ready to go for a long time to come.

 

The pictures tell the tale on this beauty. It just hasn't been played very much. The original lacquer is 97% intact, with no major wear to speak of. There are currently 3 small dings in the bottom bow, which we will remove during our overhaul; this may lead to minor lacquer loss in that are from the dent work. There are no resolders or other prior repairs. The neck is original to the horn, and has been very slightly pulled down in the past, but not bad at all.

 

Needless to say, the sax, in all original material, needed a repad when we received it. The price includes our full restoration. We'll replace all pads and material, while retaining the original Buescher metal snap-in resonators, gold plated Norton springs, and amber rollers. With our overhaul, the sax will be playing like a new horn again. Though it is leaking pretty badly right now, I expect great things from this tenor once we restore it. It is essentially a Big B tenor with different engraving, so it will have all of the warm and resonance of those great saxes. Ships in its original orange vintage Buescher case.