+1. "More prized" does not mean better in this case. And I think there might be more differences among the tenors during this period, but even so, the entire run of Aristocrats in both altos and tenors, up to the early '50s are all great horns. And they all go for prices well below what they are worth.Earlier ones bring more money (Big B's as an example), but in the altos, as near as I can tell, there's no difference here other than the engraving for at least 15 years. They were pretty stable in design and manufacture from the mid 40's on to the late '50s, and perhaps much earlier discounting the keywork and key guard design.
The very worst in modern saxophones. Alto, tenor and bari La Voix... all crap to be avoided.WWBW is selling Selmer La Voix IIs for $1799.00...
Man, that's so true! It amazes me. But then again, not everyone has played a well-set up Buescher.These are still a bargain at $860.00 if you aren't trying to resell them. Compare this to any new saxophone.
That nice little script 140 should be over 2K. That's just based on how it plays and sounds.