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by theyoyo
(1 post)
4 years ago

Beuscher Tenor for a Yamaha Alto

I found someone who's willing to trade his 1919 Beuscher True Tone (tenor) for my Yamaha - YAS-32ii. Would that be a decent trade? I've had a look at the horn and its in good condition, but I'm just concerned if its a good trade. I've been really looking for a tenor and I was thinking this would be a good place to start.  Thank you. 

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (644 posts)

    4 years ago

    Re: Beuscher Tenor for a Yamaha Alto

    The Buescher from 1919 would have somewhat primitive keywork.

    No Front F Key.

    Probably a very primitive round pearl G#

    Somewhat quirky pads that may have a snap in resonator.

    If you were going to make the trade for a 1927 or newer Buescher tenor, I'd say play it, and if you like it, go for it.

    Old does not have anything to do with value. Yamaha has it pretty together, so My advice is stay with what you have.

    Good Luck

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