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Well, I did my usual research including looking at ebay (even completed items), vintagesax.com, junkdude, usahorn, Saxquest, and sax alley, and couldn't find something similar enough to compare against.

What a customer brought into me was a 204XXX Gold Plated "the Buescher" Baritone. NICELY engraved. Gold plate probally better than 95%

Surprising it had a Pearl Button G#. Much of the mechanics seemed a bit newer including the octive mech. That being said the Octave key it's self was a long bar (ala a Bass Sax type design. Bell keys are indeed opposing.

All but one of the snaps are still there.

Bottom line is this a $1000 to $1500 Sax or is it more along the lines of a $2000 to $3000 horn? (I know...... it is worth as much as somebody is willing to pay for it)

I am a bit rusty at price quoting 1926 Gold plated Buescher Bari value.

Thanks
Charlie
 

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It's gotta be worth more than $1500 to somebody.

But classical folks (as you are no doubt aware) don't care for T-T baris. That cuts out a small but highly profitable segment of the market.
 

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I seem to recall a gold plated True Tone bari going for around $1800 on Ebay several months ago. I would guess in this ballpark, if keyed to high F and in good condition. If the engraving is very elaborate, it might bring a bit more.
 

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