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  1. Buescher
    Hello Everyone! I'm a saxophone student at SUNY Fredonia where the "Sigurd Rascher" school of thought reigns supreme. I, initially being a tenor player, wanted to purchase an alto. On eBay I saw a Buescher True Tone for $700 and thought it was a steal because even getting it overhauled would...
  2. Buescher
    After many different horns over the years, from Mark VIs to 6Ms, I find myself without an alto again. After many good experiences with trying out Buescher horns and having used to play a late 400 bari and a TT tenor way back when, I have decided to pick up a series I 'crat alto. I found a decent...
  3. Necks
    I recently purchased a True Tone (29-30) bari sax which came with a non-original neck. While I can play with this neck, the intonation is very poor as it's far too short a neck for the horn. I'm looking to purchase a new neck that works better, but I'd also like to know what the current one I...
  4. Buescher
    Two years ago, I became the lucky owner of a recently overhauled Bundy Baritone Sax. The instrument had belonged to a community band and was in the basement of their building during a major flood; they decided to have it fixed up and sold (for a mere $900!!!!). It's truly a beautiful horn. Only...
  5. Buescher
    Hello! This is actually my first post here even though I've been visiting for years. I am looking in to buying this tenor that is listed as an Elkhart tenor. The woman who is selling it doesn't know much about it but she tells me it is a Buescher 1917 model. She gave me the serial number also...
  6. Buescher
    Hello all, Picked up a Buescher TT alto, nothing really super special, but noticed an engraving at the bottom of the bow. It's probably just a name of a previous owner, but maybe something more special. Can you guys make this out. I think it reads F.A. Grintlirer...? Photos here...
  7. Buescher
    Hey Everybody, Just got this from eBay. I was told, one owner with original snap ins, gold norton springs, and original lacquer, case, and tru lay mouthpiece. It even has the original booklet. The lacquer is about 75%, but man is it gorgeous where it is. The darkest honey/amber color I have...
  8. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello All, I have recently come upon a Buescher Top Hat and Cane alto that I am interested in purchasing. It is in pretty rough condition. It was sitting in a attic without a case. I would like to get some feedback on whether $350 is a good deal for this alto, in its current condition. It...
  9. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hello, I came across a deal for a buescher alto big b and a tenor big b for $1100!. It is an out of state craigslist post so I only have photos and the sellers knowledge. I have uploaded images of each in my albums (new to this site, so please let me know if there is a better way of sharing...
  10. Buescher
    I found a Buescher Aristocrat Tenor with serial nr 235xxx. The serial nr charts say that the Aristocrats start at about 264xxx, but the engraving sais Aristocrat. Who can tell me more?
  11. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    We've been renting a tsax for my child, but would like to put our money toward a purchase. I would really appreciate some advice on which would be a better value for the money as far as longevity, sound, and any thing else you think of. The Buescher Aristocrat 532,xxx has small dents at the...
  12. Manufacturing/ Construction
    I'd buy a soprano saxophone that is based on Adolphe Sax's original design, but with modern key work that includes a front F key and modern low not keys. I'd prefer a saxophone that playing capabilities of a modern saxophone but with the sound and design of a classic Sax, Buescher, or Conn...
  13. Buescher
    I'm looking at an Buescher Alto, low pitch, serial 230,8xx, on the body. The seller states that the sax is from 'the 1920's', which makes sense for that serial number. However the from on the bell is pretty clear about it being Buescher, Aristocrat, Elkhorn Ind. The engraving is NOT 'Big B' nor...
  14. Buescher
    So, tomorrow (Monday) I plan on buying a 1926 Buescher True Tone Series III alto sax. This will be my first time playing a vintage horn, and I really have no experience with them. I have listened to the True Tone horns being played, and I am certain this is what I want. The price is relatively...
  15. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi everybody, so my dad has wished for a Top Hat and Cane tenor for his birthday, and he wants one in immaculate condition, and I, being the stellar son I am and having just sold a Mark VI alto, plan to get one for him. What are some prices that I should expect to pay for such a horn? He played...
  16. Eb Baritone
    I play on a 1924 Buescher True Tone Bari. It is the low pitch model, fortunately. For the music I play, I prefer a jazz mouthpiece to classic. I used an old Selmer rubber mouthpiece previously, and have now taken up a Berg Larsen metal mouthpiece. I can play other Bari's, and the mouthpiece is...
  17. Buescher
    I just scored a great-looking 20s Wurlitzer bari for $200 and I'm going to pick it up on Saturday. I'm pretty sure given the arched s/n engraving, pearl G# & arrangement of the LH pinky cluster, and positioning of the alt F# that this is a Buescher stencil but would love to get the opinions of...
  18. Bb Soprano
    Hi, I bought a Buescher TT soprano and love the tone on it. I am new to soprano, mainly playing tenor, but this instrument seemed to play beautifully in tune with itself straight out of the box. Only trouble was that when I checked with a tuner I found I was playing a full semitone flat with...
  19. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Greetings, all, I recently did some work on a pair of Conn Tenors that had the G# trill key and thought to myself "Man, this mechanism works so much better than the ones on a Buescher." So I decided that I'd like to mod my TT C-Mel to have a Conn-style G# Trill. Here's what I need: 1) Some...
  20. Buescher
    Looks like a 1941 model. Will need to take it in for a check-up, but it was a price I could not pass up.....
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