This Buescher The Buescher “Big B” Aristocrat tenor saxophone has 75-80% of the original lacquer remaining with medium general lacquer wear over the entire horn. It has a clean straight body. One of the key guards feet was re-soldered and is slightly separated but not detached. This saxophone has ribbon key guards and brown cellulose rollers. The bottom bow has some evidence of dent removal. There are a few re-soldering points from key guards to the neck strap ring to the lyre mount and neck tightening screw ring. Please see pictures for details. The serial number is “295950” making this a vintage 1942 saxophone. The engraving on the bell reads “B The Buescher Aristocrat Made in Elkhart-Ind. U.S.A.”. “Buescher” is engraved on the G# key and “Low Pitch PAT” under the serial number with the Triangle, Tuning Fork and Bell logo. The neck is original in good used condition. The neck looks as though it has had some light pull down removal done and the cork is in great condition. The case is a good used replacement case. No mouthpiece included. This horn is a great example of the classic Big B Aristocrats. It has a warm sound with smooth action and is in great condition.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in very good playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 75-80% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Almost no dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
The Bow: Almost no dents in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Pad Condition: The pads are in combination of newer and older used condition.
Resonator Type: Combination of Buescher snap in pad/resonators and metal resonators (mostly Buescher snap in pad/resonators).
The Neck: The neck has approximately almost none of the finish remaining with light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
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: B The Buescher Aristocrat Made in Elkhart-Ind. U.S.A. (on the bell) Buescher (on the G# key) Low Pitch PAT. (below the serial number).
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