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by Tdove
(10 posts)
9 years ago

next information on vintage Buescher saxophone

I was looking to buy a vintage sax I saw on the internet. The seller didn't have much info and the pics weren't that great so I was wondering if anyone could help me out. It is a Buescher True Tone with serial number 226443. It says "The Buescher Elkhart, Ind." on the bell. Can Anyone tell me what year this horn was made? And what type of horn this is? It looks like a tenor but it could be a C Melody, like I said the pics aren't that good. Thank you for any info you might have.

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  1. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: next information on vintage Buescher saxophone

    It's a 1927 model Tru Tone. There should be a "C" engraved on the back near the serial number if it is a C Melody. The Bell on a C Melody comes up a little higher than a tenor, but in pictures it can be hard to tell. Ask the seller if there are any other numbers or letters near the serial number. You also want to make sure that it is low pitch. It should have either an "L" or "LP" engraved near the serial number/thumb rest.

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    1. by EL Seano
      (255 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: next information on vintage Buescher saxophone

      Hey dude if your interested I have a Buescher 400 (70s) tenor I wanna sell.

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    2. by Tdove
      (10 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: next information on vintage Buescher saxophone

      That's for the help. I can't tell from the photos if it has a "C" engraved on the back or not. But I have a feeling it is a C Melody. Thanks again.

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      1. by Dave Dix
        (421 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: next information on vintage Buescher saxophone

        Just look at the position of the low B key pad. If the lowest part is about level with the bell joint to elbow seam its a tenor Bb. If the key is about 2 inches higher its a C melody. True tones always have LOW PITCH stamped below the logo under the serial number and 1927 is a great year for t/tones Dave

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