It came with the 1925 alto that I just restored. And I would gladly take a time machine to reverse-inflate my money and buy a gold-plated bassWas there a date on this? I'd guess somewhere 1926-1928?0?
I'm awed by the variety, and the inflation-adjusted prices aren't bad.
How about a C-sop for $1300? (90 then)
or gold-plated for $2900? (200 then)
or a bass for $3200? (220 then)
or gold-plated for $7350? (510 then) (That's a lot of acreage to gold-plate!)
These seem roughly comparable to Chinese horn prices today.
Inflation calculator at https://westegg.com/inflation/
look at the very last page bottom right.Was there a date on this? I'd guess somewhere 1926-1928?0?
What a absolutely beautiful piece of Printing. What a lucky find. In the time era this print was produced it was state of the art craftsmanship. The refined half tones, duotones, tritones, we’re quite the high-end artisanship. All hand processed photo engraving for letterpress work. The colors were printed one at a time and probably weeks apart. The printing presses were most likely the finest available anywhere in the world. 25,000 copies of this booklet was a HUGE order. The quality of this catalog speaks volumes about Buescher. They invested a huge wad of cash in promotional advertising not that long after the stock market crash. Thank you for sharing a wonderful piece of history.It came with the 1925 alto that I just restored. And I would gladly take a time machine to reverse-inflate my money and buy a gold-plated bass