1936 Buescher Aristocrat Mk1 Eb Alto Sax in case, s/no. Iconic classic saxophone as played by the greats of Jazz and classical music, including Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker and Sigurd Rascher. The pre-eminent classical saxophone quartet, the Rascher Quartet, still uses these vintage saxes, which are now getting hard to find, especially in such fine condition. The sax is in excellent condition.
It was re-padded a couple of years before I bought it, and has been only lightly used since. I consider that no work is necessary, other than the normal check-up that I would always suggest after an instrument has been through the post. No dents or damage, just one or two pin point dings, and everything works as it should. Neck (which is a number 01 for Buescher enthusiasts) is nice and tight in the receiver, the action is fast and quiet, and the rods are tight.
It plays with a warm, dark vintage tone, plenty of projection, and excellent intonation. As you will see from the photos, it has been very well relacquered and the engraving on the bell is still clearly visible - see picture.The sax comes in a nearly new hard case in excellent condition. The item "Beautiful 1936 Buescher Aristocrat Alto Saxophone in Excellent Condition" is in sale since Monday, October 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "farina_man" and is located in Penrith. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.