Buescher 1950 ‘Aristocrat II – Big B’ Eb Baritone, #333,25x

1950 Buescher "Big B" Bari

Price: $2,499.00
  • Year:  1950
  • Make:  Buescher
  • Model: Big B
  • Status:  For Sale
  • Finish: Original Lacquer
  • Serial Number: 333,xxx
(On Consignment - Plays Good (tune-up pending)

Serial number 333,xxx. 60+% Original Lacquer, The Big Bs are famous for a BIG warm sound with rich low notes--resonant low end the fills the room, probably due to some help from the big bell flare. Mid-range gets a little thin but the low notes make up for it. These fit very well in jazz or concert bands. Intonation is pretty good all-round, C# is non-articulated, but my biggest complainant on the model is the lack of pants-guard on the backside. Beyond that, the Big B Baritones have a cult following who seek that fat warm sound.

This sax has some older pads on it but they will seal well and last for a while. There is an added riser on the Bb worth pointing out, but the rest of the normal wear and tear will be seen in the photos. The sax was adult owned for the last 20+ years.

CASE:  It has been upgraded to the molded Protec, which has a hard shell.

Sound Files to enjoy:
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