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I just purchase this sax and I am interested if anyone out there knows the value of this instrument. The sax has a curved bell and is not straight. The sax is gold and seems to be in good working order but have to have it checked.
 

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What is it's keyed range - top and bottom notes, and what is the overall condition of the instrument and its case?
 

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A picture would be worth several paragraphs of words... ;)

Is this a straight-necked horn with a tipped bell or a curved sop (resembling an alto)?

I had a straight goldplate sop from that era that drew circa $2k.

If it is truly in great condition and a collectible, it would be worth getting properly restored. One of the top Buescher dealers is Gayle Fredenburgh at Vintagesax.com. See if she has any horns at her webpage that look like yours. Give her a call.
 

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earch: If it is a tipped bell straight sop, you have a very valuable old Buescher. If it is a fully curved TT sop, you still have a real player. Its keyed range would do much to determine value (being keyed to F3 is the hotter ticket).

I have two straight TT sops in silver-plate from 1928. Great saxophones, alright. I don't really know their value, but I don't intend to sell, so that's a non-issue for me.

Yes, a picture would tell us more . . . besides, we all want to gawk at it. DAVE
 

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Carl H. said:
What is it's keyed range - top and bottom notes, and what is the overall condition of the instrument and its case?
I just had my neighbor look at it and he is a pro player here in Denver.
He said it is in very good condition. but the pads need replacing. He also said there are no dents and just a little wear on the side of the sax which means nothing. The instrument is a B flat to the F 3.

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Dr G said:
A picture would be worth several paragraphs of words... ;)

Is this a straight-necked horn with a tipped bell or a curved sop (resembling an alto)?

I had a straight goldplate sop from that era that drew circa $2k.

If it is truly in great condition and a collectible, it would be worth getting properly restored. One of the top Buescher dealers is Gayle Fredenburgh at Vintagesax.com. See if she has any horns at her webpage that look like yours. Give her a call.
The sax resembles a alto.
 

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I sold a curved TT here at SOTW with old pads that still worked, good plating, original case, keyed to high Eb for $1,200 to give you an idea of value.
 
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