This is a very early Buescher 400 Top Hat and Cane alto, serial number 296159. The alto features rarely seen Skyline engraving on the bell area. The Top Hat and Cane altos usually have a very ornate floral engraving with the complement of sail boats and a castle. This one has tall buildings, a shooting star and a sudo skyline theme. The “Skyline” theme is extremely reminiscent of the Martin “Skyline” engraving seen on their Committee models.
The body of the saxophones is in superb original condition. The lacquer is all original and absolutely gorgeous. It also features the original Buescher key rollers, gold plated Norton springs and the Buescher snap resonators.