Buescher 1945 ‘400 – “Top Hat & Cane”‘ Eb Alto, #304k (Archived)

1945 Buescher '400 "Top Hat & Cane"' Alto

Price: SOLD
  • Year:  1945
  • Make:  Buescher
  • Model: 400 - "Top Hat & Cane"
  • Status:  SOLD
  • Finish: Original Lacquer
  • Serial Number: 304,85x

(On Consignment - plays good, newer pads)

A gorgeous Buescher TH&C alto here. These are less common to come available for sale and once you hear and feel this one, you'll know why. Paired with a good mouthpiece, these have great intonation, evenness in tone, and a warm, fat, melodic tone that is tied the Buescher's pinnacle and the big bell on this model. The pads are "as arrived", so I can't say much except: they have tons of life left; The sax had minor tune-ups done and few more from WWS that are included with the price. The sax plays to low Bb easily. Notable mentions: one shipping-damage repair was done here to the octave linkage to replace the lever.

CASE: Comes with original red case in ok/good shape (all latches work etc).

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

Sound Files on Buescher 400 Altos!
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Item #: ConsBG.1W8.0W1.00.10101.7-C20