You’re taking a big gamble if it doesn’t have the neck.
Elkharts have their own serial numbers. The usual Buescher serial number chart is not accurate for these. It is not nearly that old.Its serial puts it in the middle of 1918…
It's not that new either. According to the extensive research done by @badenia, Buescher dropped the Elkhart brand in 1958. The "Built by Buescher" engraving was introduced in 1950. Therefore this sax should be from the 1950s.thats a 1960,s built horn
Elkhart had their own sequence, so if it appears to be in 1918 on the Buescher chart, it's actually from the late '40s or early '50s.I was really going in for a Shooting Star junker for parts. But for the same money, I couldn’t leave this one there.
Its serial puts it in the middle of 1918…
@JayeLID may have a neck for one of these. Should be a decent player. You could probably trade him the SS for a neckThanks! I"ll give the Bundy a shot.
These details were what confused me, but 50's makes a lot more sense.
There isn't a published list, at least not yet."Elkharts have their own serial numbers. "
My Google-fu is failing me-
Can someone link me to a list?
Not everyone is looking to flip an instrument.I may have offered $20, because once had, it becomes a drive for a neck and a case, along with the overhaul it requires. Even DYI you are going to be hundreds of dollars into an instrument that you can sell for maybe a few hundred of dollars.
Neither usually am I, having sold like maybe two or three over twenty years. However, I'm not sure why people think it isn't something that you should keep in mind.Not everyone is looking to flip an instrument.
I don't know about everyone but I know that I seem to have too much money because I keep buying frivolous stuff that I don't need. It gives me a good feeling when I can rescue something that probably does not yet have much value. Every now and again I discover something really good like the gold plated Conn C-mel I got on Shopgoodwill. I figure that probably there will come a point that whatever it is that it will be valuable to someone sooner or later. Besides a 1950s, American made musical instrument, even a student one has at least nostalgia going for it. I would even venture to say that put back in playable condition will out perform the inexpensive offerings on Amazon.Neither usually am I, having sold like maybe two or three over twenty years. However, I'm not sure why people think it isn't something that you should keep in mind.
It certainly was a thought, but the thought quickly turned toHowever, I'm not sure why people think it isn't something that you should keep in mind.