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  1. Buescher
    Hi everyone, I am going to cut to the chase. I recently purchased an antique Buescher C Melody Stencil which I am going to overhaul by myself. I believe it is nearly identical to the True Tone (I will try to attach some images that lead me to believe this), but I have had trouble finding a lot...
  2. C Melody Soprano, Contralto & Tenor
    Why does my, new to me, Buescher True Tone C-Mel, 129XXX, quack like a duck through the lower register? This is my first sax with snap in pads, do the snaps rattle? I leak tested it, all tight. Playing with a Yana #7 metal tenor MP that sounds great on my King Tenor from same era.
  3. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hey everyone. I'm currently working on my masters in saxophone, and I am deeply in love with my Big B tenor and alto (1940 and 1941 respectively). After saving up some money and deciding it's time that I buy myself a soprano, Buescher is naturally one of the brands at the top of the list. So far...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello there! I've just purchased a 1929 Buescher True Tone Alto, the horn needs some mostly minor repair, however, the G key hinge rod has a long banana bend, I was wondering which are good ways of straightening it back to its original shape. Thank you for reading, I'll very much appreciate any...
  8. Buescher
    So I acquired this old Buescher True Tone tenor. The serial number makes it a 1920 model. Pads have seen better days, rust on most all the springs, but basically sound. What's really interesting is that on the bell there are initials scratched into what remains of the lacquer, "JD." The cogs...
  9. Buescher
    Greetings, everyone. i stumbled upon what i thought was a good deal. But when it arrived, i realized it was a lemon. Aforementioned lemon is a Buescher True Tone Curved Soprano (High Pitch) - original brass finish, plays up to D# only. Oddly enough, this one has keyhole guards. Is there any way...
  10. Buescher
    Hi everyone, This is my first posting so please be gentle with me :P . I realise that necks are a common problem with old saxes and believe me I've tried to read as much on here as I possibly can but 1770 threads is a lot of reading. So apologies in advice if I'm asking silly newbie questions...
  11. Bb Soprano
    hey guys, bought a 1928 true tone sop today and am playing an otto link 6* tone edge. im liking the tone im getting but im having intonation problems, im playing quite flat even though the mouthpiece is all the way up the cork. any advice on how to develop my soprano chops to fix this or could...
  12. Buescher
    Hello... I have just made a deal with a person who wanted to sell a Buescher True Tone tenor with gold surface.The serial number is 194XXX...He just posted some pictures so I could see that it was in such a good shape as he claims, but it made me wonder. I wonder if it is relaquered, and if the...
  13. C Melody Soprano, Contralto & Tenor
    Just wanted to share my new bundle of joy... Yesterday I finally received my 1919 Buescher C soprano and it is AMAZING!! So tiny, it seems like a toy. Made an offer on ebay from "wideangleman" (now intofoc.usmontreal) Randy Cole, of the Jazz Period youtube series. His description was pretty...
  14. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello Fellow Sax Players: I have a Straight Silver Buescher True Tone Soprano Saxophone for sale. It has Gold Plated keys with pearl inlays. It's go an amazing tone ! Serial Number:218198 Asking: $1200 Negotiable, Naturally It's in the shop right now being tuned by Roberto's Music in NYC...
  15. Buescher
    Hi everybody, I got my TrueTone 208XXX and it will be coming within the next week or so. Does anybody have any tips and tricks when playing this horn like different fingering tricks etc.? This is my first vintage and I'm worried :( Thanks everyone!
  16. Buescher
    Hey all. I picked up a True Tone Tenor on ebay and it arrived today. It wasn't quite in the condition that the seller described. The serial is 113xxx. The body itself is in great shape, but the action is floppy as heck. Some of the keys are bent a little bit, somebody did a DIY job on a pad...
  17. Buescher
    I started playing the Sax with my son who just started 6th grade band to try and motivate him. I just completed a '28 TT Restoration. I feel very fortunate to have <$250 in this great looking and sounding horn. This was my first attempt at a restoration project ever and after the tech mades some...
  18. Buescher
    Did a concert/clinic at a high school yesterday, and afterwards one of the alto students brought out his horn for me to try: a silver-plated "The Buescher" True Tone (I think the serial was 151xxx, which Saxpics says makes it a Series II...), and definitely an early ('20s era?) horn: no front-F...
  19. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi all, I am re-building my 1920s Beuscher True Tone which badly needs it. Everything disassembled and at the cleaning stage while I wait for my new pads, felts and suede to arrive. The inside on the horn is pretty bad, lots of green--never good. I was thinking of bathing it in a solution and...
  20. Necks
    Hey, I just bought a bari, and of course, there is no neck. Anything I can use for it? Or is anyone selling a neck? Thanks.
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