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Having instruments at such an advanced age in this EXCELLENT of condition is a rare occurrence, but is absolutely the case for this used Buescher True-Tone Soprano Saxophone! This horn was made by the Buescher Band Instrument Co. around 1929-1930 in Elkhart, Indiana. The manufacture date also means that this saxophone is a 4th series True-Tone, which is regarded as the most desirable due to the roller G# key. The Buescher company was known for spearheading innovations to the saxophone in America as well as making quality saxophone builds. This Soprano is a beautiful horn, featuring a satin silver finish and also has a faint gold wash on the inner bell. Unlike current straight sopranos, this vintage horn is all one piece and does not have a detachable neck; another quirk of its age is the lack of a neck strap hook.
For a 94 year old saxophone, this True-Tone plays amazingly. These horns are known for their rich resonance and free blowing sound quality - it is true, this soprano has a big and warm sound to it. It is a genuinely fun to play! The "Tue-Tone" title is in response to the great intonation. On the saxophone, it is stamped as "Low Pitch" meaning that the instrument is tuned at A= 440hz.
When this saxophone arrived at our store, it was not playable, and in poor cosmetic condition, however our professional saxophone technician did an amazing job breathing life back into this horn. The True-Tone received a full re-pad, all parts adjusted and oiled, new key corks added, new neck cork, and also received a full disassembly and cleaning in our ultrasonic tank, followed by a hand-polish. There are no marks or scratches on the Soprano however there seems to be some dents taken out of the bell before arriving here, and a brand new Protec soprano saxophone case is included. This outfit is rare, and it's also a great value! Don't miss out!
(Stand not included)