Re: Buescher Aristocrat Alto
Ed Zentera is a friend of mine, and a terrific, professional mouthpiece re-facer as well. This is a later model Buescher and as such isn't among the most coveted of the Aristocrat line, but if he is selling it as set up and ready to play, that is exactly what you will get. It definitely worth $300.00, and the seller is straight as an arrow, so order without worry.
If you can spend a bit more ($850.00 or so), take a look at another friend's horn listed under trades: www.saxquest.com/tradeDetail.asp?TradeID=10185
Phil Brewer is also well known on Sax on the Web (it's listed there as well), and if you take at look at the Marketplace section on that forum, you'll see that I praised this horn highly (would have added it to my own collection for that price, but I've just purchased two other "backup" altos).
This is a really good vintage for a great alto at a great price.