This Buescher Aristocrat True Tone 140 alto saxophone is in excellent condition with 95%+ of the original lacquer. Please see pictures for details. It has ribbon key guards, Buescher snap in resonators and all of its brown cellulose rollers. The serial number is “353292” making this a 1955-1960’s vintage horn. Below the serial number, there is an engraving “140 Buescher True Tone Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.” “Buescher” is engraved on the G# key. The bell is engraved with the words “Buescher Aristocrat Elkhart-Ind. U.S.A.” This horn comes with the original neck which is in excellent condition with no signs of pull down. It comes in the original case which is in good used condition. No mouthpiece is included.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 95%+ of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
The Bow: No dents in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Pad Condition: The pads are in good used condition.
Resonator Type: Buescher snap in pad/resonators.
The Neck: The neck has approximately 98%+ of the finish remaining with very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece, ligature, or accessories are included.
The Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: 140 Buescher True Tone Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. (below the serial number) Buescher (on the G# key) Buescher Aristocrat Elkhart-Ind. U.S.A. (on the bell).
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