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by wallsadm
(5 posts)
16 years ago

old sax need info

i have a buescher alto sax s/n 250516 silver in color under the s/n says lowtone, any help would be great thanks steve

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  1. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    16 years ago

    Re: old sax need info

    That would be a 1929 Buescher True Tone. Great horn! The Bueschers had the best intonation at the time. They are quite popular among collectors.

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    1. by wallsadm
      (5 posts)

      16 years ago

      Re: old sax need info

      thank you now i have a couple of other questions is this sax a bflat or c horn and what would something like this be worth

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      1. by definition
        (963 posts)

        16 years ago

        Re: old sax need info

        cant help you without a little more info, either need some pics of the horn, or if you could measure it without the neck from the bottom bow to the top, we can answer your questions

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      2. by Donnie The B
        (282 posts)

        16 years ago

        Re: old sax need info

        Wall - If it is realy an alto sax, it would be an Eb instrument, even from 1929. They made C Melody saxes and Bb tenors as well. Answering the value question would be tough without seeing the horn. Check out the ads here and elsewhere to get some ideas. Good Luck.

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        1. by wallsadm
          (5 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: old sax need info

          ok i have 12 pictures of my sax how do i post them

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        2. by Donnie The B
          (282 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: old sax need info

          Even with photos, a valuation for your horn would include a range - I can guess in the dark: $400-$1400. Like I said, check out the ads here and elsewhere to get an idea. Remember the costs of re-padding and etc. and of course the mark-up required by a retailer.

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