Category Archives: Tenors

Buescher 1953 ‘400 – “Top Hat & Cane”‘ Bb Tenor, #346,86x

SOLD - COLLECTOR ALERT! Original pads, minor tune-ups done. Ser# 346,xxx dates it to 1953-4! You'd be surprised how long these Buescher pads can last! Notable mentions: one resolder (neck support braces--very well done), minor dings removed from bow, bell lip wear on an old rim bend(see pic). Comes with original case in very good shape (all latches work etc)

I'm more than happy to queue up a Sound File to prove this baby plays lusciously.

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Martin 1957 ‘The Martin Tenor’ Bb Tenor, #202k

REDUCED $2,799.00 - (AVAILABLE- Rebuild Complete) Another great Martin here at WWS. It's a 75% Original Lacquer "The Martin Tenor" purchased from the 2nd owner. These are super hard to find and always in high demand. The serial numbers match on the Neck and Body #202k dates it to 1957, Martin's have a great tone that is quickly becoming very well respected in the market--clean tone, resonant low end!, even tone throughout, and better than average ergos for the vintage sax world. CASE: Original case was in rough-stinky shape... So I will be pairing this sax with a NEW PROTEC CASE ($142). It's getting our Vintage Standard Rebuild with large flat metal resonators (75% sizing, which is larger than Standard) and natural cork throughout. Item#:WWS12.0S0.251.5-C5-17

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Buescher 1967 ‘400’ Bb Tenor #429k

$1,999.00 - This is a nice 400 model made about a year after the Selmer takeover ser. # 429,xxx. The finish is original and to me, looks very handsome. It has the same body, neck with underslung octave mechanism and keywork as the famous older brother the "Top Hat" model, but with nickel plated keys. Buescher still made great 400's through the sixties, this one was made appx. 1967. It has a warm centered tone, but can be pushed hard with a metal mouthpiece. The Lacquer is original and about 85%, but the neck and the inside of the bell are nearly worn to bare brass.
These are some of the most undervalued horns on the vintage market.
Ready to Go! (ask me about my available cases to pair with it)

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Vito Bb Tenor, Rose Copper Lacquer, #AK31,508,051

$899.00 - Here's a used, newer model of Vito. It is a Taiwanese made era. Serial #AK31,508,051, newer construction, rose gold lacquer, nickel keys (good for kids), Real pearls!, with high F#! These have very comfortable, modern keywork and should not hinder any student getting started. Comes with black Vito case and mouthpiece.
Cosmetic condition rating: 9.0 ***
PC work ...pending

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