Buescher 400 S-27 Gold Plated Tenor Saxophone 1960’s Serial #393766


85-90% of the gold-plated finish. Nice warm sound.



Additional Information: This is a beautiful gold-plated tenor saxophone! It is in very good condition with a couple of minor dents and dings throughout the horn. Most notable is a dent at the top of the body near the top left-hand palm key. There is a dent in the bottom bow guard. The neck hook ring is a replacement. There are several visible re-solder points at key guards and the gold plating has been almost completely worn away on a couple of the keys. For example, the right-hand pinkey keys and the Buescher engraved G# key. You will notice there is some bubbling in the gold plating on some of the keys and very faintly in the body. This has the Buescher version of the wire key guards, brown cellulose rollers, and all of its Buescher snap-in resonators. The keyguards do have multiple replacement screws. There is evidence of a minor bell lip pull-down removal. The bell lip has a slight wave to it along the bottom. Overall, this is a beautiful instrument and it plays very well up and down its register. It plays with a nice warm sound!

Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good to excellent condition
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in very good playing condition
The Finish: It has approximately 85-90% of the gold-plated finish. Please note there are some keys that have some bubbling in the gold plating.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible light surface scratches and/or minor dents and dings) (See Pics)
The Bell: No dents and minor bell lip pull down (See Pics)
The Bow: Has a light dent in the bow guard and/or a small ding (See Pics)
Pad Condition: Very good used pads throughout
Resonator type: Buescher snap-in pad/resonators
The Neck: has approximately 90%+ of the finish remaining with light wear (general player wear) (See Pics)
Re-soldered: Several (See Pics) please see key guards.
The Mouthpiece: No Mouthpiece, ligature, or accessories are included.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good Used Condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches)
Engraving: Buescher 400 (up the bell) S-27 (under the serial number) Buescher (on the G# key).

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Additional information

Weight 30 lbs
Dimensions 37 × 17 × 11 in