A 238K Buescher True Tone tenor will have the front F key. If it's lacquered don't take it. It won't be orignal. If it is original, it more than likely will have silver plate. Another thing to keep in mind, is that when you see folks gushing about True Tones, it's usually in regard to altos and sopranos. You don't see a lot written about the TT tenors, but arguably, they may just be more rare. However, a TT tenor I tried just didn't want to gel with a high baffled mouthpiece, though others might have different experiences.SuperAction80 said:Of the three horns you've mentioned, MY first choice would be the Buescher True Tone... Not all of these had the auxilary F key. If you like using the front F, you will have to have a tech solder on the key for you.
Just wondering, as I'm in Maryland as well... what did you get to try at LL Music?