Seeker Of A Clever Title.
This forum has done a fine job of figuring out how Buescher's saxophone designs have changed over the years. A couple questions have been bugging me, and I've crawled the archives and haven't been able to find answers. Would really appreciate if someone could help me!
For tenors, we have come to the consensus that the 127 (which encompasses both art deco and Big B engravings) and the 155, 156, are the models at which the sonic design changed. Going earlier than that, did the sonic design (neck, bore, tonehole placements) change between the True Tone, New Aristocrat, and 127? For example, the True Tone design was reused for Aristocrats in sopranos and baris, so I'm curious if they had done so for tenors too.
- Did the sonic design of the curved sopranos change between Series III (pearl G#) and Series IV (roller G#)?. People seem to value the Series IV curvies more, but I'm wondering if they are truly better players than the earlier ones. For altos we have some street knowledge that the Series IV True Tone altos are better than the Series III, but there's really little data on the sopranos.