Here is an early vintage Buescher Aristocrat tenor sax in silver plate, serial number 276559. Duncan Bamsey at Saxquest fully restored this horn in 2005 and it is in incredrible condition. The original silver finish is over 98% intact on this tenor, with just minor wear on a couple key cups and the like. There are no dents, no dings, no resoldered joints, and no signs of any past damages or repairs. The original neck is likewise in excellent condition. You don't often see these Aristocrats in silver.
The sax features all new pads with flat metal resonators, springs, corks, felts, etc. It has been set up with a real comfortable feel and plays like a dream. It has a darker kind of a sound, with a real free and open feel, and nice projection. It plays with almost no resistance and responds instantly to your air stream. The silver plate really warms up the sound too, adding a whole new level of richness and character to the tone. It is a very sweet playing tenor.