Buescher 1951 ‘Aristocrat III – “156” – Flower’ Bb Tenor, #340k (Archived)

 1951 Buescher Aristocrat III '156'/(Flower) Tenor

Price: $SOLD
  • Year:  1951
  • Make:  Buescher
  • Model:  Aristocrat 3, 156, Flower
  • Status:  Sold!
  • Finish:  Original Lacquer
  • Serial Number: 340,000


Serial #340,000 (too cool not to list the full number) dates the sax to about 1951-52.  This sax is Original Finish, and was a special sax that was repaired by the master, Sarge (WWS creator).  It was given a Full Buescher Rebuild by Sarge and was not played much; it received Buescher metal-backed pads for a traditional rebuild and natural cork throughout. Only negative to mention is that one snap went missing in time (F3, too common). Consider the pads: "like new!"  CASE: The original case is in great shape to match the shine of the sax. The sax will need minor tune-ups that I'll include in the price.

SOUND: warmth, sultry, very very close to the Big B(series II), just add a bit more treble tones in the clearness of tone.

SOLD One of the best bargain saxes!