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Cool beans. So they really do exist. Is this gem yours?
 

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No.... man oh man do I wish this was mine! Although, I am superbly happy with my Conn soprano. The Coufs are making room for vintage Conns. :)
 

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In an early quatrain Nostradamus mentioned a "crooked nobleman". I now believe this was his prophecy of the Curved Aristocrat
 

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wow

This is amazing, where did you find it? Who does it belong to? Is there any estimation on how many are floating around? Do you think it's a custom shop job?
 

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They were always available by special order , its basically a true tone with different engravings .
Thats one nice horn
Dave
 

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That is a beaut!
 

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That's the 3rd curved Aristocrat soprano I've seen. This is the only one in silver I've ever run across. I wish they had made more! There are also one or two Aristocrat 'ninos floating around.
 

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I'm curious to know if they put Norton springs on the ones that were labeled as Aristocrats since everything else but the engraving appears to be the same as it was with a final-generation "The Buescher".
 

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No norton springs. I agree with the post above. They're similar to final generation True Tones - just with a different engraving.
 

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Yep,

For a minute I thought we had something "apocryphal" here, meaning something contrary to the accepted traditions or history. But that does appear to be a Series IV True Tone with the Aristocrat engravings. The same should hold true for Buescher bass saxes too unless custom modifications were applied.

But none the less, that is one awesome and beautiful horn. And if I could own any curvy sop. sax on the planet, I would probably pick this one. I'm trying not to covet, but it's tough on this one.
 

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The one in the photo has a tiny bit of lacquer wear on the bottom, mine does not there but does on the table right above it SO ... they are in fact different instruments. I was lucky enough to buy the one that was posted for sale a few days ago in the marketplace. It's the only one I've ever seen for sale and I've been a religious watcher on the marketplace and ebay now for about 8 years. The gentleman selling it only had it for three days (we met and spoke in person over coffee here in frigid Fredonia) after he'd purchased it from the original owner, a 93 year old gentleman, in Ohio. The original owner had ordered it from Buescher in 1935 (serial is 275 XXX) which would put him at 18 years old then.

It's scheduled for an overhaul in a couple of weeks as it currently has the original factory pads (ol' Gus put in himself ;) ) and the original corks, felts, etc. ... A set of white Roos and a fresh set up is in order ...

I'll post pics when the horn is finished ;)
 

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I just managed to buy one of these horns! Plays like a dream already, can't wait to have it overhauled!
How cool that it is in the hands of someone who can make it sing!
 

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How cool that it is in the hands of someone who can make it sing!
+1. I stopped coveting it on the sale thread when I saw it had gone to someone who was really going to make the most of it (judging by the recordings on the quartet's web site, anyway).
 

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+1. I stopped coveting it on the sale thread when I saw it had gone to someone who was really going to make the most of it (judging by the recordings on the quartet's web site, anyway).
Wow sax-ony, you are one class act. I really appreciate that. You too John ... I promise this baby has found a good home and will be VERY well cared for :)

She's getting check out by the good doctor , Mr. Steve Wingrove at Alder Creek Music in North Tonawanda.
 
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