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Silver plate Buescher alto

robert1960

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Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for a very good condition silver plated Buescher alto to complement my True Tone soprano. I am looking for a later sax (serial number above 200000). I would like it to have the snap in resonators and to be as original as possible (preferably wth the original case, mpc, etc). Anybody got one to sell?

Thanks for looking,

Robert
 

Plod

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Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for a very good condition silver plated Buescher alto to complement my True Tone soprano. I am looking for a later sax (serial number above 200000). I would like it to have the snap in resonators and to be as original as possible (preferably wth the original case, mpc, etc). Anybody got one to sell?

Thanks for looking,

Robert

Robert, Saxophone Heaven in Oxford have a True Tone Alto advertised, serial 230XXX which I believe makes it a series IV, states in silver satin I believe, and playes superbly?

Glyn
 

robert1960

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Hi Glyn,

I saw that. Unfortunately there were no pictures. I will have to see if they would send some out.

Robert
 

AlanU

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I saw one on Gumtree a week or so ago, and there are several on e-bay.

Where were you last year when I was trying to sell two I'd rebuilt?
The last one to go I part exchanged for a Hanson tenor. It had the original case, ligature and lyre. Nearly all the spuds were there and I used the snap-ins where possible.

But it seems a bit like archeology anyway.
No-one is going to dismantle the horn and take the pads out to see how original it is before deciding whether to buy it, and then put it all back together.
Besides, a new set of quality pads will see out most of us.

On the last one I did most of the cups had shims made out of what looked like peoples old 'clocking-in' cards in various colours. Pink, yellow, pale blue etc. It seemed to me that they were from the original late 1920's construction, and not later 'repairs/bodges' because the inner and outer diameters were perfectly sized and uniformly stamped out.

Anyway, I digress.
Sorry I can't help, but have you thought about a lovely Martin Handcraft?
I'm not selling mine, by the way. It really sings.

Good luck
 
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