Re: 1951 BUESCHER TENOR 400 TOP HAT AND CANE
I recently traded a Selmer Series III Soprano for a 1949 Buescher 400 Top Hat & Cane model in mint condition, and I have been playing this Buescher quite a bit. My main horn is a 1948 Conn 10M. The Buescher has a great sound. The intonation and tuning doesn't seem quite as tempermental as the 10M. It has a dark, very bold, full sound like the 10M, but seems to be a little warmer and more mellow, particularly in the upper octaves. The action and keywork is very similar to the 10M, and is very good. I like the neck and octave key design on the Buescher, which is also very similar to the King Super 20.