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Vintage Original Lacquer Buescher 400 Top Hat and Cane Tenor, Serial # 312425

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Product ID: 312425Buesch400THCTen


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Gorgeous Original Lacquer
This is lovely Buescher 400 Top Hat and Cane tenor saxophone in original lacquer, serial number 312425. If you are looking for a beautiful example of a THC you are going to have a hard time beating this one. It is in outstanding physical condition. It shows off original amber rollers, gold plated Norton springs, Buescher “Snap” metal resonators and larger sized bell with ring. The bell features gorgeous hand engraving with a lovely centerpiece which includes the classic Top Hat and Cane above the Buescher 400 bell stamp. These tenors are among some of the most free blowing saxophones ever manufactured. They take the air in quick and have an effortless response with a lot of power and volume. These are perfect instruments if you are looking for a low amount of resistance.  
The THC tenor came into our shop on most of the original pads, so we did our full professional overhaul. We put in a set of Valentino Pro premium firm leather pads with original Buescher snap-in metal resonators. Nearly all of the original resonators are there, just a few were swapped previously (palm keys and front F). It has new synthetic material throughout, and is in perfect adjustment.
This tenor is in tremendous physical condition for its vintage, and shows only modest play wear. There is a previous repair to the low C post, but no other past work. The body tube, bow and bow cap are all in nice original condition. Its bell flare is also in beautiful condition and has never been pulled down or repaired in the past. This saxophone does include the original neck with under slung octave key. It previously had one tiny ding which we removed. It has never been pulled down and the under brace is also in great original condition. 
If you are looking for an amazing free blowing tenor complemented by a lot of class you will not want to let this 400 Top Hat and Cane out of your sight.