I have just discovered an alto sax I had forgotten I had. I know it was played professionally back in the 60s and 70s. it is a Buescher Aristocrat 200, but what is confusing me is the serial number engraved between the thumb rest and the bottom of the bell - 1019887. This doesn't appear to fit with the charts.
It hasn't been played for many years and the lacquer is a bit speckled, but the pads seem OK and it has a good sound although the octave key is a flat 'wedge' levering to the left, which takes a bit of getting used to.
Quite frankly, I'm not a good enough player to give it a proper appraisal and would appreciate any information anyone can put my way. It is in a Buescher hard case with 'The Selmer Company' inscribed which I assume will be the original case ( it was owned by one of the sax players in my dad's band).