This is a very nice vintage 400 Buescher alto saxophone, serial number 553465. The Super 400 shares many of the same features as the slightly earlier “Top Hat and Cane” model such as the same neck and octave mechanism. This particular horn still has the very nice amber rollers on the table keys, original snap resonators and stainless steel springs as opposed to the gold plated Norton springs. Its body is in excellent physical condition showing no major wear or previous damages. The neck is also in good shape and has never been pulled down. At some point some one did hand engrave a separate serial number above the thumb rest.
This horn was fully overhauled in 2011 by Saxquest repair technician Ben Reece. The Pads on this saxophone are all in great shape and have plenty of life left in them. This instrument has also been finely regulated and is in top playing condition.