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Wanting to play on a saxophone with interesting and unique design choices? Then come check out this Super 400 Buescher! During production, the Super 400 was advertised as an intermediate saxophone. The Buescher company was bought out by Selmer USA in 1963, this makes finding definitive dates on serial numbers difficult as the Super 400 was being produced during this transitional period for Buescher, but catalogs consistently advertised this horn as their reliable, safe, middle-of-the-road model for any musical situation.
The Super 400 is based off the 400 and Top Hat and Cane models, and horn has some unique design features! There is more space between the bell and body of the saxophone to make space for the bell pads being on the inside of the bell. This gives the saxophone a more open look. Looking at the bell flare - it starts lower than other saxophones giving the illusion of a bigger bell. Then there is the interesting octave key and thumb rest - looks great, but in practice it lacks sufficient support for the rear of the thumb, so players may want to consider adding some additional padding for comfort. Another stylistic choice is the underslung octave key mechanism!
The Super 400 is a workhorse saxophone, it lasts and can play in a lot of different styles (depending on your mouthpiece). This has a round vintage sound with a crispness to it that is felt through the whole horn.
Once arriving here, our professional woodwind technician got to work on this saxophone right away. No pad were replaced but the whole horn was re-adjusted and got back into playing condition! There are some scratches in the body that one would expect from a vintage saxophone, and they do not impact the instrument's playability in any way. The nickel plating on the keys may be showing a little cloudiness in their age, as well.
Come to Horn Stash and try this awesome Super 400 Alto saxophone! Buescher's have proven to still be popular saxes, so don't miss out!
(Stand not included)