This Buescher “Big B” Aristocrat Alto Saxophone 1940’s Serial #314432 is in absolutely mint condition with around 90% of the original lacquer. There is some light speckle wear across the horn. It has just come back from the shop where it was polished, re padded and adjusted so it plays great. There are no dents or dings in the horn and no evidence of any major repairs. The serial number can be found on the back of the body and reads “314432” with the words “Buescher True Tone Reg U.S. Pat Off” engraved beneath. The serial number dates this as a 1948-1949 vintage horn. It also has the signature “Buescher” G# key.The engraving on the bell is gorgeous and goes down the entire bell and onto the bow. Near the top of the bell the signature Big “B” is engraved surrounded by scrolling leaves and elaborate engravings. Below that are the words “The Buescher Aristocrat Made in Elkhart, IND USA.” This horn comes with the original neck, which is still in great condition with no pull down. It also comes in the original case, which is in good condition and has the original keys. No mouthpiece is included. This Alto Sax has that beautiful Buescher “Big B” sound that is so sought after. Great overtones and fantastic intonation.
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