Buescher “Big B” Aristocrat Alto Saxophone 1940’s Serial #301708

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Vintage saxophone with 90% of the original lacquer and a gorgeous engraving.



This Buescher “Big B” Aristocrat Alto Saxophone 1940’s Serial #301708 is in absolutely fantastic condition with around 90% of the original lacquer and light speckle wear across the horn. It has just come back from the shop where it was polished, cleaned and adjusted so it plays great. It has a mix of old and new pads, all in great condition, and cut tone holes. 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 “301708” with the words “Buescher True Tone Reg U.S. Pat Off” engraved beneath. The serial number dates this as an early 1940’s 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 a replacement case in good condition. No mouthpiece is included. This alto saxophone has that beautiful Buescher “Big B” sound that is so sought after. It has great overtones and fantastic intonation.

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Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 29 × 17 × 11 in