This is a vintage Buescher "400" bari sax, serial number 480056. This bari is a nice playing horn, in great shape.
Physically the horn has always been well cared for. There are a few dimples and minor pings, but no major dents, and no signs of any significant repairs in the past. Pads are just a few years old for the most part, with all the original snap-in metal domed resonators. The sax still has all the original gold plated Norton springs and the original amber rollers.
Everything is sealing well on this horn, and it is a sweet player with a rich slightly darker kind of sound. It really blows well in the bottom end. The original neck is in excellent condition.