This is an original lacquer Buescher curved soprano sax, serial number 147227. This instrument was overhauled by Saxquest in 2009, and is in excellent shape both physically and sonically. Keyed up to high F, this little soprano is a real pleaser.
The original lacquer finish on this horn is excellent, standing at over 80% intact. There are also no dents or dings anywhere on the instrument. It has obviously been well cared for. It does come in the original Buescher case.
Pads on the sax are brand new, with metal domed resonators. They really help this soprano sing. It has a clear beautiful piercing sound. While it has a slightly darker tonality, it can still generate decent volume and fill a room with sound. It is a beautiful horn with a gorgeous sound.