This Buescher Gold Plated Alto Saxophone 1920’s Serial #174582 is in excellent condition with around 90% of the original gold plating. The engraving on the bell is polished while the rest of the horn is brushed. There is a small touch spot where the silver has worn off near the thumb rest on the back of the horn and a few spots up the back of the body, most likely where it rubbed against a players body. It has just come back from the shop where it was re padded, cleaned and adjusted so it plays great. The serial number can be found on the back of the body and reads “174582” 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 1924-25 vintage horn with cut tone holes. The engraving on the bell is gorgeous with swirling leaves and flowers and goes down the entire bell. The bell is engraved with the words “The Buescher Aristocrat Elkhart, IND.” This horn comes with the original neck, which is still in condition with no pull down. It also comes in a replacement case in good shape. 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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