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I copied the photos from the site and tried to download them to this message. After 10 minutes of waiting for the download to finish I gave up. I had no problem getting on the site. I got there by clicking on the link in the thread. How frustrating.
 

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Thanks, I think you're right. I have a 1919 Buescher C that looks very similar. Even the sillouette face as a brace on the neck looks the same. I'm not familiar with antique tenor Bueschers, mine is from the 50's and is lacquer not silver plate. It looks like a nice horn though.
 

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Almost certainly a Bb tenor...judged by the relative lengths of the body tube to bell length.
The bell of a C tenor would be longer.
Nice looking horn.
 

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Seems to be a slight Goodwill problem - I now get "We're sorry - The site is currently under maintenance, please check back again shortly.", so maybe they're upgrading on a quiet Sunday, and it comes and goes...

(edit) Heheh - when I came back in a little while later to see if the link works now, all I got was a SoTW message - "The SOTW forum on this server is down for data base back-up" - as it's raining, I guess a little snooze would be in order...zzz...
 

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Yes, it's almost certainly a Bb tenor, one picture definitely shows the bottom leg of the bell 'B' guard is literally on the bell-to-bow joint, on every Buescher C-Mel I've seen (including the two I have here at the moment) it's about an inch further up the bell, well clear of the joint - there is a very obvious difference.

My 'split' Martin vintage Bb tenor 'B leg' is also on the bow joint, whereas a C isn't.

(And I've just stabbed my thumb on a bl**dy spring, checking, grrrr and ouch, blood everywhere...)
 

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Yes, it's almost certainly a Bb tenor, one picture definitely shows the bottom leg of the bell 'B' guard is literally on the bell-to-bow joint, on every Buescher C-Mel I've seen (including the two I have here at the moment) it's about an inch further up the bell, well clear of the joint - there is a very obvious difference.

My 'split' Martin vintage Bb tenor 'B leg' is also on the bow joint, whereas a C isn't.

(And I've just stabbed my thumb on a bl**dy spring, checking, grrrr and ouch, blood everywhere...)
Was it not you who advised us to always slide a piece of small tubing, like electrical wire insulation, over the springs to prevent just that? :mrgreen:
 

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You could do that. You'd need about 800 of 'em per sax, though. And they'd want to fall off, and then it's sneak attack time!
 

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Pardon the hyperbole - if they've told me once they've told me 1000 times: "don't exaggerate." :lol:
 

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Was it not you who advised us to always slide a piece of small tubing, like electrical wire insulation, over the springs to prevent just that? :mrgreen:
Yersss... It's a 'fair cop guv' - but in my defence the sax has only just been stripped, 'pre overhaul', so I haven't got around to putting the three miles of sleeving over the springs yet [rolleyes].
 
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