Here is as mint a Buescher as you will find - an original Aristocrat alto sax, serial number 283831. This horn comes in new pads, but otherwise is completely original and has nothing more than light superficial wear. The original lacquer is over 99.9% intact, with really no major wear of note. Even all of the key touches are perfect. There are no major dents or dings, and no resoldered joints. The sax does come with the original "01" neck, which also shows no past damages or repairs, and no lacquer wear. It even has its original case.
The sax was repadded at Saxquest, and still carries the original Buescher metal snap-in resonators, as well as the original brown rollers and gold plated Norton springs. All the corks and felts were also replaced. This alto plays with a real rich open quality, and carries that warm resonance found on these vintage Bueschers. It plays with very little resistance, and has a slightly darker characteristic.