Buescher 1949 ‘Aristocrat II – Big B’ Eb Alto, #328k (Archived)

1949 Buescher "Big B", Aristocrat Alto

Price: SOLD
  • Year:  1949
  • Make:  Buescher
  • Model:  Big B, Aristocrat II
  • Status:  Sold
  • Finish:  Original Lacquer
  • Serial Number: 328,xxx

Serial number 328k, model 140.  This is a good looking Original lacquer Buescher that show signs of use but not wild abuse.  This one has the exponential bore, but retain the sweetness of the earlier models.  (pics are before rebuild and burnishing)    They are versatile, warm sounding, comfortable playing altos, with better intonation than most, even including Selmers.   we will burnish out any dents, just a few in the bow.  All but one (high F) of the original snap-in system is intact, so I plan to do a complete "Original Buescher" style rebuild, with metal backed-press in pads and then snap in the original metal domes. It comes with a 1970s, non-original case is good working order...

Sound files on similar Big Bs:
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    ALTOs File: Conn26M(not rebuilt) vs. vintage Yamaha62 vs. Buescher BigB, Sound File 6-2011
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Item #: WWS6.3E4.98.2261.1-0-0