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Vintage Buescher 400 Top Hat and Cane Alto Saxophone, Serial # 317601

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Our Price: $ 1,995.00

Product ID: 317601Buescher400Alt

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This the perfect horn for on the go pro alto player. Buescher 400 Top Hat and Cane alto sax, serial number 317601. These horns are arguably one of the most free blowing saxophones ever manufactured. They take the air in quick and produce an tremendously robust free blowing sound. If you are looking for a horn you can push hard across a multitude of situations this saxophone is absolutely perfect. At the time of manufacture these altos were considered to be a top of the line professional instrument. In addition to a tremendous sound quality they also feature a decorative landscape engraving scene as well as an engraving of a top hat and cane above the Buescher logo stamp. This horn does feature all of the original key work as well as the original amber rollers, gold plated Norton springs and original Buescher snap resonators. 
 
This sax is in very solid physical condition and has a great gig worthy look about it. At some point in the past it was re-lacquered. The current finish shows a healthy amount of cosmetic play wear. It body tube, bow, bow cap, bell and bell flare with tone ring are all in excellent condition. The area around the bell to body brace is also in good shape and does not show any signs of past abuse. It includes the original neck with under slung octave key. It shows similar cosmetic character as the rest of the instrument but has never been pulled down in the past. 
 
When this alto came into our shop it had been some time since it had seen any service work. As such it is currently in line for a professional overhaul in our shop. The overhaul will include a dissemble, cleaning, key fitting and precise set-up. Once complete it will be in perfect playing condition with a brand new set of premium leather Valentino pads as well as new corks and felts. Our overhaul will also utilize the original set of Buescher snap resonators. 
 
While it is not the prettiest alto in the shop at this time it is easily one of the most powerful. If you are a pro player and are looking for free blowing horn to play in a variety of settings this 400 is a match made in heave. This alto ships out in perfect playing condition with the original case.