There are variations through-out the line, but you're most likely going to want one that has a flat G# key with a roller instead of the earlier models that had a "button" style G#. There are other changes, but this change is the easiest to identify quickly. The key-work change (that this change is a part of) happened right in the middle of the '20s.bradshawm said:When it comes to the vintage Buescher sopranos, what years had the best sound and intonation?
I didn't want to get into all the key-work changes (for example I prefer the later palm key heights much more than the earlier models), but I agree, almost any TT that's setup well should sound very good. I've just found that the later key-work is more comfortable to play whereas the earlier key-work can tend to be more of a battle.Dave Dolson said:I have two TT straight sops from 1928 (roller G#) but have always been impressed whenever I played TT sopranos of any vintage. The ones with the button G# (also a different octave mechanism than the later models like mine) have had consistently good sound and intonation - similar to mine. DAVE