This Buescher Aristocrat 140 Alto Saxophone 1950’s Serial #346184 is in good condition with around 70-75% of the original lacquer and medium speckle wear across the horn. It has just come back from the shop where it was cleaned and adjusted, so it plays great. The pads are a mix of old and new, but all are in great shape. There are no dents in the horn or evidence of any major repairs. The serial number is “346184” making this a 1951-1952 vintage horn. Below the serial number there is an engraving “140 Buescher True Tone Reg US Pat Off”. The bell is engraved with the words “Buescher Aristocrat Elkhart, IND USA.” This horn comes with the original neck which is still in condition except for one small dent. Please see the pictures for more details. It also comes in the original case which is in good shape. No mouthpiece is included. This alto saxophone has that classic “fat tone” that Bueschers are known for and in terms of ergonomics, it is very similar to the “Big B” Buescher.
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