Buescher 1949 ‘Aristocrat II – Big B’ Eb Alto, #322k (Archived)

1949 Buescher "Big B" Alto

Sale Price: SOLD
  • Year:  1949
  • Make:  Buescher
  • Model:  Big B, Aristocrat II
  • Status:  SOLD
  • Finish:  Original Lacquer
  • Serial Number: 322,43x

(On Consignment - plays great)

Here's the warmth and power combined! Non-Original finish with an older look; likely means that the relacquering was done from 1950s-70s. The neck does not have a visible number on it.  ALL Snaps present. Octave lever intact without damage. There appears to have been some old pull-down damage to the neck, but it doesn't concern me for the longterm. (Ahem, that's why you don't cram mouthpieces onto an assembled sax). The sax has normal light action and the gold Norton springs, all in good functioning condition and action. Also non-original neck screw tightening, but nothing to fret about.

CASE: Currently paired with a non-original case (selmer bundy - this is a thing! They fit as necessity, but there are better cases that this deserves.) If you would like to discuss buying a fitting Protec, I can help pair this for an unpublished discount price.

PADS: great condition. Lots of life left, ALL snap resos are present. The tan color & leather look like my metal-backed pads, but I would have to take a pad out to inspect.

Sound Files:
  1. 1.
  2. 2.
  3. 3.
    ALTOs File: Conn26M(not rebuilt) vs. vintage Yamaha62 vs. Buescher BigB, Sound File 6-2011
  4. 4.

Item #: WWSConOH0W6.4W9.03142.0-C0