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I entered a piano store today to begin the search for my son's desired first acoustic piano. In the far end of the store were a few used wind instruments. I walked over and saw a Bundy II alto, a split bell keys alto (to which I did not pay much attention, as I have 4 altos I love already).
There was, however, an all brass (keys, too) tenor sax with a SELMER SIGNET logo, in a classic early 1960's blue sparkle Tolex wooden case with navy blue leather binding and red interior. It seems, though, that someone had put this much-more-recent Signet into a much older case. I snapped a quick pic and noted the serial number, hoping someone could give me some idea of its era. The neck was good, there was a Hite Premier in the case, and the pads looked in good shape. Photo shows a more modern left pinky cluster. They are asking a pittance for it (assuming it plays).
Pic attached. Can anybody identify this horn by era from one pic and a serial number?
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Serial number is 7 digits:
1030xxx.
Thanks for any input you may offer.
 

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The early model Signet's with the "S" shaped bell to body brace are well regarded - those that followed are regarded less favourably than the early models.
 

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Probably will play nicely if it is well set up, decent pads, etc. Not worth a lot though.
 

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Is it a Bundy II tenor in all-lacquer? I remember the Aristocrat-like Signet with S bell brace and left bell keys from my high school days in the late 1960's, but this is very different. Made in the 1990's, perhaps?
 

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Sure. Derivative from Buescher?

the Bundys were Buescher.
maybe this is like a Bundy II.
 

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Same as my Buescher 400 mid eighties vintage! A bit shinier though. This is my back up horn, I had it overhauled a few years ago, and it plays really well - If it doesn't need too much work then they are a really good buy IMHO!
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If they're asking a pittance - grab it I say.
 

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i have had 2 of these and both very good players. grab it if price is right
 

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I had and loved one of these. back in the early nineties. I bought it at a flea market for 150 bucks, then had it put in playing condition for another 100. I played it in a community band with a MC Gregory that I got for 15 bucks, and later in an alternative rock , plus a ton of blues james. It was stolen out of my car after a jam (they got the dukoff, too, but not the MC Gregory). I really liked the ergos and the big sound. Wish I still had it
 
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