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Hi.

I am inquring about Buecher B5 Tenor Sax I saw advertised on the web. This horn has a serial number 0126025. It appears older than the seller indicates. The seller lives about 2 hours from me and I want to do my homework before attempting to drive down.

Does anyone know about this model? Quality, etc? Please see pics below.

Thanks for the help:)

Ahammond
 

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That's one of the recent Taiwanese horns sold under the Buescher brand. No idea about quality. Judging from the body and bell connection rings, it appears to be a Jupiter stencil....
 

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ahammond said:
So, this is a "buyer-beware" thing? The seller is asking $450.:?
Yes. If you want a Buescher, why not get a REAL Buescher? Look for pre-mid '50s vintage model (Aristocrat, TH&C 400)
 

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ahammond said:
So, this is a "buyer-beware" thing? The seller is asking $450.:?
$450 for a secondhand student tenor (in playable condition???) does not seem unreasonable to me.

Not a classic, but could be a reasonable thing.
 

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Yep....

Here's some fine examples of Bueschers. ;)

 

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You all can say what you want, but my ;ast highschool had one, and my friend Nathan Corothers, placed First Chair tenor his Junior year on this model of saophone. I think that says it all.
 

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You all can say what you want, but my ;ast highschool had one, and my friend Nathan Corothers, placed First Chair tenor his Junior year on this model of saophone. I think that says it all.
Yes.. And last year, I saw a kid make first chair on a cheap chinese sax. It says a whole lot about the player.

Without a long discussion of what makes a quality sax, it's safe to say that many of the Selmer Taiwanese models with the Buescher stencil name and "BU" designation are not as high-quality as many of the real Buescher models. Individual horns and models may vary. And this horn has nothing in common with the original Bueschers.

But for $450, this horn does appear to be a good buy and is probably a decent student horn.
 

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Enviroguy said:
Yes.. And last year, I saw a kid make first chair on a cheap chinese sax. It says a whole lot about the player.

Without a long discussion of what makes a quality sax, it's safe to say that many of the Selmer Taiwanese models with the Buescher stencil name and "BU" designation are not as high-quality as many of the real Buescher models. Individual horns and models may vary. And this horn has nothing in common with the original Bueschers.

But for $450, this horn does appear to be a good buy.
COuld not have been explained any better.:)
 

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I started out on the alto equivalent of this horn and it is sound as a pound.(Sorry about the Austin Powers quote!) It is definately a Selmer USA stencil as all the accessories were Selmer and it came with a sticker (ON THE BELL) that said it was made in the US.
 
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