1931 Buescher "New Aristocrat" Alto
- Year: 1931
- Make: Buescher
- Model: The New Aristocrat
- Status: For Sale
- Finish: Original Silver
- Serial Number: 262,0xx
A sought after, cult following "The New Aristocrat" with silver plate in very good condition. It comes with steel needle springs, not gold Nortons; and all snaps are present for the resonators. The G#key roller lever one major improvement from early models, as well as the the added bis rocker arm on the F# key bridge. Neck stamp is " * * " and is often linked to [#2] neck similarities. These did have steel needle springs on this version (not gold Nortons) and the added guard (1-tube of brass) for a pants-guard-bar along the B1 area. I thought this was an all silver example, no goldwash bell, however with a little polishing I began to see the lighter, almost rose gold in the bell that looks 60% worn off. I have seen some bueschers in this era with more rose(copper) color in their goldwash bells.
TONE: These are the link from early True Tone models and the Aristocrat series that we are most familiar with (think: Big B). I would label these rich and sweet at the same time, whereas the Big B sometimes gets a warm-focus label.
PADS: currently in very old pads. All Buescher snap in resos are present!
CASE: yes, original Buescher, square, wood case. If you would like to consider a new Protec case upgrade, let's talk about that option with a discount for the package.
REBUILD: I use Buescher Snap-in pads or custom options; along with your preferred full rebuild work.
These models are so rare and sought after that this is only the second, nice, silver one that has been through WWS in over 10 years!
New Aristocrat Sound Files... Pending...
Sound files on Buescher True Tones: