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Vintage Buescher Aristocrat Alto Sax w/ Professional Overhaul - Serial # 355052

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Our Price: $ 1,500.00

Product ID: 355052BuescherAlto

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Freshly Restored w/ Original Gold Springs, Snap-in Resos

This is a great late vintage Buescher Aristocrat alto sax, serial number 355052. If you are long-time visitor of our site, you know our tech Ben Reece really loves Bueschers of this vintage, and this one too has been restored by him. It is a fine player for the saxophonist on a budget.

 

The lacquer on this horn shows moderate wear but is still overall in solid shape, as seen in the photos. The sax has obviously been played, but never abused. The original neck appears to have had some past dent work, but it is straight and is solid. Ben restored this horn properly, using premium firm leather pads with the original metal snap-in resonators. The sax has all of its original gold plated Norton springs, and most of its original rollers (just one replaced in the table keys).

 

This Aristocrat plays with an open, free response while retaining a warm, colorful tone. The bottom end is lush and inviting, and it stays fat as you go up the range into the palm keys and behind. I found it to be slightly spread but still has plenty of core and depth. A really nice blowing alto for a great price.