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Need some input.... Looking at an older about 60's to 70's in good shape and good pads, Buescher Artistocrat. Is this a good all around horn for community band stuff? What about it intonation and sound?:treble: :shock: :)
 

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Although not one of the best eras for Buesher Aristos, its should be an OK horn, if the price is right. Dont pay a lot for it though, its not a "classic".
 

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Paying $300.00 . Is that a decent price?:!:
Are we talking alto or tenor? Im guessing alto, but either way it sounds like a fair deal if the pads really are in good shape and it doesnt need much work. Might take a while to get used to the older style ergonomics if you have played a more modern horn. Tenors are usually worth more. If you have the serial number the folks here can probably tell you a bit more than I can. The later models like the one you are looking at were more at the student end of the market, somewhat interchangable with the bundy line, but they are pretty solid still.

For more info check out saxpics.com
http://www.saxpics.com/buescher/aristocrat.htm


Enjoy:)

For that sort of money you can occasionaly pick up a half decent taiwanese selmer clone with modern ergonomics in ebay, but the buescher is an honorable candidate for a more vintage sound.
 

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Horribly obvious question;

What makes you think 60s or 70s ? - a serial number or a picture will give folks a much more solid guess at the age.
 
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