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Those links show a horn that isn’t a Big B based on the serial number ..... looks like a pretty beat up early True Tone.
 

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It is a Buescher True Tone C Melody saxophone, deceptively photographed.
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Yes. And the split bell keys also indicate a much earlier horn than the 'Big B' engraved Aristocrats. It also looks like it was dredged up from the bottom of a lake or bay somewhere. Don't waste your time looking for these kinds of "bargains!"
 

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Yes. And the split bell keys also indicate a much earlier horn than the 'Big B' engraved Aristocrats. It also looks like it was dredged up from the bottom of a lake or bay somewhere. Don't waste your time looking for these kinds of "bargains!"
Seems like a theme, doesn't it?

Listen to JL. He's one of the more astute folk here.
 

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the attack of the Buescher C Melodies

(i once rescued one from the trash bin of an old sanitarium, ascribed it value based on it's circumstance, but was never blown away by any intrinsic quality. i gave it to a "noise" musician, who replaced it with an inexpensive Conn alto.)
 

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Reading your posts, it seems you are in the market for a tenor, but have a very limited budget.

As there are a lot of these "bargain" unplayable horns online, I'd recommend saving yourself a lot of potential disappointment and contacting JayePDX instead, as he specializes in rehabbing undervalued vintage horns and selling them for very reasonable prices. Any horn you get from him is going to be in good playing condition:

http://www.2ndending.com/
 
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