Up for sale is this antique Silver plated Buescher True Tone Alto Saxophone (model 1A) With original pads.. Quadruple silver plated finish, mother of pearl keys.
This model would usually be gold plated inside bell with mirror finish, but this one is unique with silver plated inside of bell with mirror finish. Ive added a picture of a 20s Buescher advertisement where the standard models of that time are described.
Stunning looking saxophone in rare amazing shape, especially considering it turned a 100 this or last year. History : Got this sax from an estate sale. The color of the sax when I got it was black and green and this Buescher was sitting in a case with its original pads. (covered by lot of dust)you can see this in the before and after picture I included.
It cleaned up real nice - as you can see in the pictures the appearance is almost perfect/mint. (please see pictures for physical description).Fact it has its original pads and NO little scratches you would normally see on a silver plated instrument thats been used, makes me think it was maybe used for a very short time and than put back in this case for decades. One of the interesting things to me is that this is a model 1A so it came with a pearl key for the pinky G# key as you can see in the Puctures. Saxophone is play tested by me. It still feels good when it comes down to the springs , except the pinky G# spring needs to be replaced. I can play it upper hand E D# D C B a# A G but It would need pad replacement to hit the low notes(some pads leak because they are a 100 years old) S ome of t he original pads look dry, so to make it fully playable you should replace or restore the pads. Usually when I find instruments of this age , the instrument would have been re-padded at least once in the last 100 years, so for me this is a rare find and I didnt want to replace or restore the pads myself, but rather leave that to an expert. Comes in a usable C.
G CONN Case from the same era (the sax was in this case when I got it) , and original Neck Plug(see pic). The item "Buescher Quadruple Silver Plated Collectible True Tone Alto Sax SN46286 Mod 1A" is in sale since Monday, September 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "chew*peter" and is located in Brooklyn, New York.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Philippines, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Russian federation.