This Buescher Aristocrat 3 valve F bell front alto horn is in very good condition with 95%+ of the lacquered finish remaining. Most of the finish wear is around the dent on the outside body bow by the third valve tuning slide. There is a sent in the outside body bow by the third valve tuning slide brace and a couple of very minor dings in the bottom bow on the backside of the horn. The bell has some dings under the engraving and along the bell edge. There is evidence of dent removal which has left a slight wave in the bell. Please see pictures. The serial number is “887718” making this a vintage 1980’s horn. The engraving on the bell reads “Buescher Aristocrat”. This model alto horn has a detachable bell. No mouthpiece is included. It comes with its Eb tuning slide extenders so you can play in Eb as well as F. It comes in the original case in good used condition. The case has a very slight vintage instrument smell to it. This horn has a beautiful tone – it really sings in the upper register.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in good to very good playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 95%+ of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and the second valve tuning slide is stuck.
Lead Pipe Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Outside Body Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Minor dents and dings and minor bell edge damage.
The Bottom Bow: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Bell Diameter Approximately: 8 inches.
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included. The Eb tuning slide extenders are included.
The Case: Good used condition (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: Buescher Aristocrat (on the bell).
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