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by clarisaxy
(2 posts)
4 years ago

Inherited a Buescher Aristocrat but ??????

Hey all!  I just inherited a Beuscher Aristocrat with a 439XXX serial number.  The photos I've seen of this serial number look different.  The logo on my bell is blue and white "super atomic age" and doesn't have the engraving and swirlys I've seen on others.  Can someone help me identify this?

Honestly, I'm not sure if it's an alto or tenor.  Tenor??  I play the clarinet and NEVER really liked the sound of it much...I'd like to take this on with vigor!

Thanks! 

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  1. by JonHuff
    (77 posts)

    4 years ago

    Re: Inherited a Buescher Aristocrat but ??????

    The serial number dates yours to the late 60's, after the company was purchased by Selmer. The ones you see online with engraving are from an earlier vintage, the Aristocrat had several versions from its introduction in the early 30's. Yours is an alto too.

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    1. by clarisaxy
      (2 posts)

      4 years ago

      Re: Inherited a Buescher Aristocrat but ??????

      Thanks!!  In your opinion is it a good instrument?

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      1. by GFC
        (792 posts)

        4 years ago

        Re: Inherited a Buescher Aristocrat but ??????

        It's a decent student-grade instrument.

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