Buescher 1949 ‘Top Hat and Cane 400’ Bb Tenor, #326k (Archived)

1949 Buescher 'Top Hat and Cane 400' Tenor

Reduced Price: SOLD
  • Year: 1949
  • Make:  Buescher
  • Model: Top Hat and Cane 400
  • Status:  SOLD
  • Finish: Original
  • Serial Number: 326,3xx

(On Consignment - Plays good!)

One of the sax world's favorite saxes - Original finish. #326k dates it to 1949. There's no need to sell this one, the tone is everything it should be.

All snaps present! Original finish, gold springs.

PADS: in good condition. local repairs done elsewhere, but I know the good tech. I'm not sure if he used metal-backed pads, or glue, but they are holding their location and seal. I think they are not metal-backed. But that doesn't cause concern to me. I think 3 pads may be vintage originals. All others were changed within last 5-20 years. (if they bother you, ask me about changing those: specifically C#1, Opt F#, F#1)

Negatives to mention: the obvious lacquer wear and cosmetics on the back side, and there is a small patch hidden in the underside of the octave neck. It's well hidden and I even missed it on my first look at the sax.

CASE: vintage hard case. Functioning case with lots of room for packing material (if shipping is needed). You can inquire about a Protec XL upgrade, if needed, at a discounted price for the combo purchase with a sax.

MOUTHPIECE: bonus mouthpiece, a vintage "Buescher" white plastic.

Sound Files on Buescher 400 Tenors!
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