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by Patrick@dominiowines.com
(3 posts)
2 years ago

1924 Buescher Low-Pitch True Tone Saprano Sax

What do you all think of this? I have an offer of $425 for my Buescher Saprano Sax. It's fully playable with new pads and the original case and mouthpiece cover.  It's beyond my abilities to make it sound good, too bad! Is this a fair price. It is going to a good sax player.

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  1. by GFC
    (374 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: 1924 Buescher Low-Pitch True Tone Saprano Sax

    For a Bb horn, that's definitely a lowball offer. True Tone sopranos are sought after because they have a reputation for better intonation than other sopranos of the same era.  It seems in top condition.  The only drawback is that the left hand cluster is primitive compared to later True Tones, so its value could be somewhat diminished.  My guesstimate for its value would be in the neighborhood of $1500 if it's keyed in Bb.


    If it's keyed in C, the value is more problematic.  Top value for a C soprano with the original mouthpiece is around $1000 and significantly less if it does not have the original mouthpiece.  If you have a C soprano, you might want to verify that the intonation is acceptable with a tuner.  That can be done either by you or somebody whose abilities you are more confident in. 

    http://saxgourmet.com/VINTAGE_SAXOPHONE_VALUE_GUIDE.htm
      

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  2. by Patrick@dominiowines.com
    (3 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: 1924 Buescher Low-Pitch True Tone Saprano Sax

    The serial number is 159885. and I hvae always thought it was a C Saparano. The mouth piece has no brand mark on it, just the faded outstreched wings of a large bird. The case and mouth piece cover and in fine condition. She plays sweetly. I have a tuner. How do I see if she is really a c saprano? thank you very much for your comments.

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    1. by GFC
      (374 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: 1924 Buescher Low-Pitch True Tone Saprano Sax

      Play a concert C and if your tuner registers a C it it keyed to C.  If you get Bb, it's keyed to Bb.

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