Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2013-
Thanks, Juan. I've owned an awful lot of Bueschers and seen a double lot more, but this one is new to me. I read the text before I looked at the pictures and thought the guy was goofy when he mentioned Aristocrat and soldered tone holes. Then I looked at the pictures. Your guesses about an experimental or a leftover padless body make sense. If anyone here ends up with this thing, I'd really appreciate a hands on report.no I haven't seen a soldered tone hole version of an Aristocrat tenor.
That horn has a load of unique features
A) it's the "holy grail" wide bottom body redesign
B) it has the soldered tone holes
C) it has the Eb trill key and tone hole
D) it has a unique side (back) F# trill guard
the finish is the least of the unusual features, I've seen more than just one Big B or art deco aristo with a factory refinish with nickel plated keys, and I know of one of them I've seen was ordered like that from the factory. They tried to order a fully nickel plated horn (keys and body) and the factory was not willing to do a body in nickel plate. Back in the 40's.
I think this horn is an experimental horn or something. Also the tone holes appears to be nickel silver sheet metal
Common as cats. Not worth the opening bid. Probably a horrible player made in huge numbers and mostly thrown in the trash, and probably stinky to boot.:mrgreen:Sould be a great horn. It's basically a 'series one' tenor with the art deco engraving, but some special features that Jicaino pointed out. Looks pretty similar to a silver plated series one I have, except for those features. It would definitely be worth a bid, I would think. Especially because it also looks to be in good condition.
p.s. Just went back and looked at the tone holes. Very unique. And probably rare, fwtw.
Yeah, probably worthless. Only a fool would bid on that one!Common as cats. Not worth the opening bid. Probably a horrible player made in huge numbers and mostly thrown in the trash, and probably stinky to boot.:mrgreen:
Thanks.Since you called dibs... I will resist the itch to bid.
But we want a report on how it plays when you get it!!!