Beautiful Original Buescher Aristocrat Alto Sax - Model 140'Big B' Style - Serial # 333226. This is an excellent condition Buescher Aristocrat series alto sax, serial number 333226.
This is a model 140 Aristocrat which is very similar to the Big B, though the engraving on the bell is a bit different. The original lacquer is in fantastic shape on this sax.The horn is sitting on old pads and will ultimately need fresh pads to be in top shape again, but if you've got a local tech you like who can do the work for a good price, you've got a great horn. It is obvious upon inspection that this alto has not been played hard for much of its life. The lacquer wear is only mild, mostly cosmetic scratching on the back side of the tube and light wear on the usual touch points. The horn has seen no major dents or previous repairs, including no resolders, and the original neck has never been pulled down. There's one tiny ping in the bow curve, which will easily be removed. When we received the sax, it even had all original pads still in it! It has all of the original snap-in metal resonators and gold plated Norton springs, but will need new pads and material. This alto plays with a rich, sweet sound, and offers the player a very whole-sounding resonance too. Takes your air well and responds effortlessly. There are some leaks right now especially down in the bottom end, but new pads will make it sing again! Priced below what you typically find a Big B or comparable Buescher, this is a great deal on a professional vintage Aristocrat. Ships in its original case.
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