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Vintage Buescher Big B Aristocrat Original Lacquer Alto Saxophone, Serial #324006

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Our Price: $ 695.00

Product ID: 324006Buescg140BigBAlto

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Buscher Big B Aristocrat '140'
This is a vintage Buescher “Big B” Aristocrat alto saxophone in original lacquer finish, serial number 324006. These altos are absolutely fabulous players when they are all done up the right way. This one in particular is going to need some serious TLC before it is ready for any serious playing. It looks like it has been quite some time since any one has played or serviced it. 
The body is in solid condition and has all of the original key work, rollers and guards present as well as the original gold plated springs and Buescher snap resonators. At this time the top guard foot of the low Eb key guard is unsoldered. The body tube and bell are both in nice original condition. Its body to bell brace has never been pushed in. There is some signs of the bow having some past dings ( a few small dings remain). This alto is with the original neck, the neck is in good shape and was never seriously damaged. One other area of note is the wear to the original neck strap ring. 
Note to buyer: After we took the pictures of this horn a new neck cork was put on it to see if it would play at all. At this time, if you put enough air into the horn it will play down to a low Bb.  The sound quality is very sweet while being free blowing in response. Its sonic color is rather brilliant. So it has a lot of potential. At this time it will need to be completely overhauled before it is ready for any amount of playing other than casual use at home. If you know a good tech and want to have a horn done up to your own specifications this one can be had at a lower price. 
Ships in as is condition with vintage wood hard case. 
If you would like to add an overhaul to the purchase of this saxophone please make the selection with the drop down menu when placing your order. A Saxquest overhaul includes dissemble, cleaning, fine key fitting and a set up with all new pads, corks and felts with the utilization of he original snap resonators. The current overhaul turn around time in our shop at this time is 10 weeks.