It does have a heavy bead around the bell which anticipates the nickel ring on the Buescher 400. This beautiful saxophone was updated recently with regular pads (not snap-ins) but still has the original Norton screw-in springs.
Pads look relatively new, perhaps a few years old. We just cleaned and adjusted this lovely vintage saxophone and she plays with a warm and colorful tone. No wonder that these are so highly sought after by jazz musicians world-wide. If you have always wanted a great playing vintage saxophone but thought you couldn't afford one, this is your chance.We are including a vintage saxophone case also in excellent condition. We also include a mouthpiece, and swab. The item "Buescher Aristocrat Series I Alto Saxophone-Made c. 1936-Slant Signature-WOW" is in sale since Friday, May 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "scottrussmusic" and is located in Merrick, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Chile, Canada.