For sale is a rare silver-plated, freshly restored 1943 Buescher Aristocrat Big B alto sax, serial number 301652. This horn is in beautiful original silver plate, and was freshly overhauled in the Saxquest repair shop. It has a brand new set of Prestini black kangaroo pads, which contrast beautifully with the silver horn, and has been precisely adjusted for easy-to-play action.
It's rare to find a Big B in silver plate (this is the only one Ive ever seen, and Ive owned several), as the vast majority are lacquer. The original silver plate is 99% intact. There's some minor finish wear on a few touch points and the neck is a bit worn. The only previous repair they found is some past dent work in the bottom bow area.
There are no other previous repairs, including no re-solders. All pads and material have been replaced, and the feel is smooth and comfortable. It still retains all of the original Buescher snap-in metal resonators, with new stainless steel screw-in springs. The best part of course is the sound!The Big B has a warm tone with a lot of resonance and punch. Bueschers from this era are known for being present, great playing instruments, and this horn definitely is, while the silver adds warmth and color to the tone.
The item "Vintage 1943 Buescher Aristocrat Big B Silver Plated Alto Sax" is in sale since Monday, May 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "milesdewey2001" and is located in Wichita, Kansas. 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, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.