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Vintage Buescher True Tone Alto Saxophone Original Silver Plate, Serial #166934

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Our Price: $ 549.00

Product ID: 166934TrueToneAlto

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Buescher True Tone 1924
This is a vintage Buescher True Tone alto in original silver plate, serial number 166934. The Buescher True Tone is an American classic. This one in particular was manufactured in the mid 1920's. At this time the key layout went from low Bb to high palm F, G# pearl touch in the left hand pinky and chromatic F# and Trill G# in the right hand bottom stack.  All of the original key work is with the sax as well as the majority of the original white pads and Buescher snap metal resonators. At some point someone changed out the palm keys and removed the snaps from those keys. 
The alto appears to have seen some play time in its day but has most likely spent the majority of its life in the case as a collectors piece. The body is physically in excellent condition with no history of major repair. With all of the pads being extremely old this horn is currently not playing. It will need to be professionally restored before it will be ready for any serious amount of playing. 
At this time we have a number of vintage items we are selling in as is condition at lower prices. A great example of a 1920's alto and if you know a good tech it can also be brought back to play and shine once more. 
Ships out in as is condition with case.