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I have a Buescher TruTone sax and the serial number is 221xxx. It is a great sax sterling silver with mother of pearl keys. It needs new pads but I am trying to find out what year it is. But I can't find this serial number anywhere. All the graphs I see skip over 221. Any ideas????
 

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Thank you for the reply. I need mean plated, it is a beautiful silver, it isn't sterling hehe. I went to that site and it is the same as some of the other ones. The serial number on mine is 221xxx and they all show 202xxx and 222xxx so is it just that mine is between those dates
 

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Sure I guess. My serial number falls somewhere between them. I am sorry if I sound stupid I just wasn't sure if it just wasn't listed or I was reading something wrong. But thank you for your help
 

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In the chart on dr. rick's site, I just assume the number shown for a given year is roughly what horns were being stamped with at the end of that year. Based on that assumption (not claiming it's correct here....) your horn would have been made in the last quarter of calendar 1927.

I was dreaming of a sterling Buescher just now ..... I think I read on saxpics that rumors were they actually made a few.
 

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Sure I guess. My serial number falls somewhere between them. I am sorry if I sound stupid I just wasn't sure if it just wasn't listed or I was reading something wrong. But thank you for your help
This stuff can be confusing. And there's no real guarantee that chart is accurate.
 

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I sell it to the highest bidder. I do love it the sound it great and it the low pitch series. It has the original case and just tuned up with new pads cleaned corked the works.
 

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That was fast! At 8:50 am (post #1), it needed new pads. At 11:53 am (post #8), it has new pads.
 

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jberry: Most Buescher serial number lists are close enough for jazz, meaning that they may not be accurate to the year, but your horn most likely is mid- 1920's. I have two TT sopranos in the 232XXX and up range and I believe they are 1928. My TT alto and C-Mel TT are in the 150XXX range and I place them in the early '20's.

You didn't say the size of your horn - soprano, alto, tenor, etc. If you want to sell it, put an appropriate post in the SALES section. DAVE
 

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jberry said:
I sell it to the highest bidder.
Time to discover the Marketplace. Please check the rules for posting in that forum.
 

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That was fast! At 8:50 am (post #1), it needed new pads. At 11:53 am (post #8), it has new pads.
It is there as we speak getting all of it done by a guy who says he does the instruments for earth wind and fire. But it was a good price $400 and he did it all
 

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Dave Dolson said:
jberry: Most Buescher serial number lists are close enough for jazz, meaning that they may not be accurate to the year, but your horn most likely is mid- 1920's. I have two TT sopranos in the 232XXX and up range and I believe they are 1928. My TT alto and C-Mel TT are in the 150XXX range and I place them in the early '20's.

You didn't say the size of your horn - soprano, alto, tenor, etc. If you want to sell it, put an appropriate post in the SALES section. DAVE

I am sorry I am not really trying to sell it I was just replying to the post about dreaming about it. I am really not looking to sell it. I am sorry and it is an alto
 
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