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by tanisnewlun
(1 post)
5 years ago

I've inherited a BUESCHER Aristocrat "Big B" Saxophone

This sax is in Ok/Bad condition. It has mainly been sitting in a case for the last... 40ish years. It's got some good use out of it and has seen better days (see pictures). What are the options for restoration? What is this worth as is? Or if restored?

This is a beautiful Sax and I used it throughout highschool, but I'm interested to see how much it might be worth. Thanks!

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (639 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: I've inherited a BUESCHER Aristocrat "Big B" Saxophone

    you could sell it as is for around 400 to 500.

    You could then have it professionally rstored for about 500 to 750.

    Then get about 950 to 1250 out of it.

    You will see them in the 1600 to 1850 range on sax sites. This is the price if you want to sit and look at it formany  months till someone makes you a lower offer.

    I buy these often and do my own work, so my nitche is not paying someone to refurbish it.

    Do not relaquer it.

    Simply have it cleaned while it is apart if you are refurbishing it.

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