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by BPhoney
(2 posts)
10 months ago

Buescher Aristocrat Alto?

Hello! I recently bought a Buescher Aristocrat saxophone, but was confused because its serial number is 112331?  I wouldn't be too upset if it was a Fauxristicrat because I just wanted a cheap horn that would potentially play, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything else about it!  

And here's a link to it's listing if still visible.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Buescher-Aristocrat-Alto-Saxophone-/111234859656?nma=true&si=geYiB8bzu%252F%252BW5u6lmvZjNyGgkfw%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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  1. by GFC
    (359 posts)

    10 months ago

    Re: Buescher Aristocrat Alto?

    That serial # is in the range of an early 1920s True Tone.  The most obvious differences between a True Tone and an Aristocrat that should stand out are the placement of the bell keys and the design of the LH pinky cluster.  The True Tones had split bell keys.

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    1. by BPhoney
      (2 posts)

      10 months ago

      Re: Buescher Aristocrat Alto?

      Thank you for the info!  I think that was one of the sources of my confusion was that the instrument says "Aristocrat" but its serial number is mixed in with the True Tones. 

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