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Tremendous 99% Original Lacquer Buescher Aristocrat Alto Sax - Serial # 357062

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Product ID: 357062AristocratAlto

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Outstanding, all original Buescher Aristocrat alto sax, serial number 357062. This horn looks amazing, with 99% original lacquer intact. It has been freshly repadded and will make for a great sax for the player on a budget.

 

This is the last series Aristocrat made by Buescher before the Selmer take-over, and still a quality American-made horn reminiscent of the Bueschers of the 40's and 50's. You would never know its age based on its looks: the original lacquer is in amazing condition, and it appears that just a couple dings have been taken out in the past. There are currently no dents and no resolders, and the original neck has never been pulled down.

 

This horn was repadded using Pisoni pads, while keeping all of the original snap-in metal resonators and gold plated Norton springs. It has been set up idealy with a medium-open key height and lighter spring tension. The action is fluid and butter-like under your fingers.

 

Don't let the price fool you: this is a true pro alto with a great sound and response. It plays evenly up and down the range of the instrument, and altissimo just pops. It plays with a warm tone and quickly, lively response, with less resistance than you might be used to if you play more modern altos. A fun little player!