Buescher 1920s ‘[True Tone] – Selmer New York’ Bb Bass, #40k (Archived)

Early 1920s Selmer New York, [Buescher], Bass

Introducing: "Mr Brown"

Price: SOLD
  • Year:  early 1920s
  • Make:  [Buescher] (Selmer New York)
  • Model: [True Tone]
  • Status:  SOLD
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Serial Number: 40,83x
On Consignment - Plays rough. Rebuild options available to discuss.

Shop Name: "Mr. Brown". Serial# 40k, typical bumps and bruises. We found a case to pair with it. Although lacquer was more common around 1934, this looks like it would have been this sax's 1st time being lacquered.

Overall, this bass in excellent condition! You just don't see these without some major abuse. This ones biggest notable con is the neck bow tubing; it looks like an old repair moment that used to use a (now outlawed) acid for cleaning. The bubbling effect looks like 4 hours in that old acid. It has a few solders that are obvious too. The bell interior has some old, deep, scratches; I would guess from a microphone or music stand + a groovy player swaying back and forth.

CASE: Original, in good working order! marked with the "Mr Brown" label.

PADS: currently in old pads

Item #:WWSConRF0W0.0W35.60.12061.8-C0-L017

Past Work Gallery:

Bass Custom Resos Rebuild

Custom Huge Brass Resonators

Check out this restoration of a Buescher True-Tone Bass Sax for a customer. It was in the WWS inventory and Mr Pearson fell in love with it. Honestly: I never took enough "before" photos to fully display the issues this sax had.

REBUILD: Aside from taking the whole sax apart to get out many many dents and address past repairs, the ultra special work on this sax was the HUGE Brass Resotech resonators that we installed. It was custom work.

How did it come out? "Perfect", according to Mr Pearson. Wow - huge tone; lots of air required.