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by dhg
(12 posts)
3 years ago

beuscher true-tone tenor value

i have an opportunity to buy a buescher true-tone tenor serial 197542.

it has a great unlaquered finish but needs pads.

is this a good investment for this brand being so old, i know old instruments can have

un-evolved mechanics and possibly not built well ...

they are asking 500.00

thank you dg

 

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  1. by mijderf
    (269 posts)

    3 years ago

    Re: beuscher true-tone tenor value

    A $500 price would be good if the horn was in very good playing shape.  But since you already know that it needs new pads, you could be spending around $500 for a full pad job.  There might be other issues with a horn of that age, so it could cost as much as $900 to get it in good playing shape.  For that much money, you should be able to get a nice used horn that is already in great playing shape.  
    So I would pass on this horn unless you have played it and it really speaks to you.  In that case I would offer $300 and keep my fingers crossed that repair expenses would be no more than $500.

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    1. by dhg
      (12 posts)

      3 years ago

      Re: beuscher true-tone tenor value

      Thank you, that was kind of what i was figuring

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