SOLD - Sarge's words: Rare early version of the Aristo, (with traits of TrueTone and Aristo) with the small bell for a more focused, sweeter sound. Original lacquer is good, over 80% present. Crisp, sharp beautiful Art Deco engraving. Think Johnny Hodges tone. Serial # 268,xxx, built about 1934. No major damage ever done to it. Neck looks great no pull down thanks to the art deco brace The snap in resonator system is intact, as are the Norton springs. I did a Premium Buescher snap in pad rebuild on it and was so pleased with the sound... I have tried it with several mouthpiece and it has a number of amazing tones, but most impressive was with my Otto Link "slant signature" hard rubber piece. The amount of volume/output with this sax is about double what you'd expect for a late thirties horn... very close to a "The Martin Tenor" in power, but then i put a Link Master on it and it went totally airy and smooth with a centered warm tone. really versatile.
This is probably built more for the collector, not the player--old buescher Tranny traits, side pip location experiments affect tuning. AND "No", the mouthpiece is not included, sorry, it's one of Sarge's and isn't for sale. If just looked cool in the photos. CASE: is the original Buescher case, purple interior. It's in good/great shape, minor edge frays but the condition matches the love of the sax's good condition.
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SOLD - the ultra rate Tipped Bell, in original silver plate. Ser#204k has the pearl G#. It does have a little bend in the bell lip that i will round back out AND gold plate the interior. There is no major damage to mention, only one small ding that I will smooth out too. There is normal wear and tear on the arm tips and edges, and 2-3 zones up the tube that are showing the brass. Also in the original case! Super cool!
The bell lip look bent from the case (drop...sad), but I'll smooth that out more and goldplate a wash in there.
SOLD - Serial #249,xxx... ULTRA RARE example in original Nickel plating! 93% intact! ("Finish model #61" via Saxpics.com) ***think about it, "silver" look without the tarnish to clean!*** This is an early transitional model, and true example at that with flat-Chu G#, neck tuner, even the Eb trill key like the Chu!... The sax is in great condition, and will need a full rebuild to enjoy! We will do that for the price included, AND remove all the red brass you can see on the edge touches. Currently paired with a vintage hard case in good, usable shape. it doesn't look like a vintage Conn case, but you never know with a "transitional".
SOLD - This is a ONE-OWNER horn that I'm excited to see so loved. It arrived in Original white pads, no resos. (I should make a sound file of this vs another Chu for "Era Comparisons" and the importance of resonators) The Ser.# m211,xxx dates to 1928. Excellent condition--98% Nickel-plating, "Chu" with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, everything we love. Original nickel plate in very nice overall condition. 2-3 areas of nickel flaking (neck, side Bb...), there were 4-6 dings on arrival that I helped with, burnished them back out(mostly). One small one still on the neck, and lower bow. original case in great shape. COLLECTOR SET: Comes with Original Conn Eagle Mouthpiece, ligature and nickel cap! Item #: WWS1W.5W0.5261.6-28
SOLD - GORGEOUS! Perhaps the most beautiful one for sale! Ser# 346,10x. The only bad mark to mention: neck cork area. This also comes as a complete set: original mouthpiece, ligature, cap, "Buescher" screwdriver(cool!), lyre, in a beautiful case to match.
SOLD - If you buy a TT series, this is the one to get (roller G#), Serial number 246k. GORGEOUS original silver plating at looks at 99% and the later engraving change. This is a beauty with satin vs shiny contrast, no goldwash bell--There is NO WEAR on the sax. I only see some neckstrap wear, but there is no silver loss on even the palms or thumbrest. You just feel better holding this one. There were no Norton springs this early but the blue steel needle springs look to be much newer...sweet! This model has a great tubby-warmth to the sound --Sigard Rascher made this one famous! Neck #1 . They have a tone that is uniquely 'Buescher' for early vintage saxes--very woody--but intonation was not perfected well on these 1920s horns; NEWER PADS! The Snap In system look fully intact, but I can't say if the pads used were Metal-backed without taking it apart. It comes in an original Buescher case in great shape to match, but the handle was wrapped in tape to fix.