This Buescher Aristocrat “True Tone” Alto Saxophone 1938 Serial #285469 is in absolutely mint condition with 90% of the original lacquer and light wear across the horn. It has just come back from the shop where it was polished, cleaned and adjusted so it plays great. The pads are a mix of old and new; all of them are in great condition. The bow is a little flat and there is evidence of one or two braces having some re solder work done. The serial number is “285469” with the “True Tone” triangle and tuning fork along with the words “True Tone Trademark Registered Low Pitch Licensed Pat Dec 8, 1914” engraved beneath. This horn is a 1938 vintage horn made before the “400” model with a matching lacquered neck plug. The engraving on the bell is gorgeous and goes down the entire bell. The lines on the engraving are very angular and geometric as compared to most other Buescher engravings which tend to be much more flowing. Near the top of the bell are the words “The Buescher Aristocrat Elkhart, IND USA.” This horn comes with the original neck, which is still in great condition with no pull down. The lacquer wear is a little heavier on the neck than on the rest of the horn. It comes in the original “Buescher” case in good shape. No mouthpiece is included. This alto saxophone has a rich vibrant sound along with great response and good intonation.
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