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Sorry, didn't know which vintage sax forum to post this in. Anyways, today I visited a a pawn shop with a hoard of instruments, and they had a silvertone tenor for $600. It had split bell keys and the spatula looked kinda like a buescher 140's. It had little button resos. I compared it to a winston they had, and it was slightly shorter and wider, but not enough to be a C melody. I've read this is a buescher crat stencil, but it looked more like a conn chu. Can anyone tell me what this is? Would their price be good (considering it needs an overhaul)?
 

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I could tell you, but I just learned it from Dave, so I'll let him tell you :)
 

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Too high a price for a stencil especially needing an overhaul. Silvertone were buescher stencils for sears but other companies did make them depending on the budget
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Sound like an early series one aristocrat. Could be a very nice playing horn. I agree $600.00 is too high. In my experience pawn shops, at least most chain shops, are generally too high on all musical instruments.
 

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could it possibly be a new aristocrat stencil? If so, I'm buying it.
 

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here we are talking about two different horns. One of them - cheap Buescher stencil Silvertone, good student horn and another one professional model built by Kohlert or one of the Keilwerth factories. Very well pro built horn with rolled tone holes, built the same quality way like Conn 10M, Buescher Big B or even french SML, Buffet, Selmer. I played few of them, great key action and great tone...!!! Undervaluated and unknown pro horn !
 

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the Kohlert made horns are stencils of the models. Well worth buying. The Buescher models are decent as well just not worth a lot. they are like the aristocrat 140 but with less substantial keyguards and slightly cruder finished keywork. they do sound like their brethren though. If the horn in question is a kohlert the $600.00 pricetag is not too steep if it is in good condition. Although probably not marketed as such, it is a pro line horn.
 
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