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Vintage Buescher 400 Top Hat and Cane Alto Saxophone - Fully Serviced, Serial #322394

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Freshly Overhauled
This is a super sweet horn for the gig going pro alto player. Buescher 400 Top Hat and Cane alto saxophone, serial #322394. The alto was just freshly overhauled in out shop by Tech Josh Creekmore. Josh really took his time and did this one up right. It now is in perfect playing condition showing off all new leather Pisoni pads, Maestro Solid Copper resonators, new corks, felts and very precise key regulation. All of the pads were also seal treated with a water proof coating. 
 
The Buescher “Top Hat & Cane” was their top of the line jazz model. They are also with out a doubt one of the most free blowing saxophones ever made. It has plays with the same fine and centered resonence of the Big B but with a bigger, fatter, louder and more powerful robust sound.
 
The body of the alto is in excellent condition. It was previously re-lacquered a long time ago. The re-finishing was done extremely well. It shows the proper dark lacquer color and the engraving is still extremely clear and well defined. It does have all of the original amber rollers on the left and right hand table keys. The majority of original gold plated springs are also on the horn.  There have been two re-solders to this horn on the Eb guard foot and the lower C# lever post. Its body tube, bow, bow cap, bell and bell flare are all in excellent condition. The original neck on this saxophone is very nice condition. It has never been pulled down. 
 
These TH&C Bueschers are a lot of fun to play. It is a very dynamic and colorful horn, with a big, beefy sound and fast response. You can hear the added punch thanks to the bigger bell and bottom bow volume. A quality hand crafted alto from the golden age of saxophone production in the USA.  If you are looking to pick a monster player up while still saving some money this particular Top Hat and Cane is a great way to go. Ships in perfect playing condtion with a case.