1951 Buescher Aristocrat III '156'/(Flower) Tenor
- Year: 1951
- Make: Buescher
- Model: Aristocrat 3, 156, Flower
- Status: Sold!
- Finish: Original Lacquer
- Serial Number: 340,000
Serial #340,000 (too cool not to list the full number) dates the sax to about 1951-52. This sax is Original Finish, and was a special sax that was repaired by the master, Sarge (WWS creator). It was given a Full Buescher Rebuild by Sarge and was not played much; it received Buescher metal-backed pads for a traditional rebuild and natural cork throughout. Only negative to mention is that one snap went missing in time (F3, too common). Consider the pads: "like new!" CASE: The original case is in great shape to match the shine of the sax. The sax will need minor tune-ups that I'll include in the price.
SOUND: warmth, sultry, very very close to the Big B(series II), just add a bit more treble tones in the clearness of tone.
SOLD One of the best bargain saxes!