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Silvertone Tenor

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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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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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