Re: Pillar repair for sopronino
Buescher made wonderful sopranos.
If you use a tech that is familiar with vintage saxophones, they may have the post in parts from old horns. We seem to gather parts after years of refurbishing vintage saxophones.
It should not be an expensive repair to solder a post the correct size in place.
But, it is still going to be a horn keyed in C, not B flat or E flat as a sopranino would be.
Would it be "worth the money to refurbish it"? Only to someone looking for a soprano keyed in C.
The link above is from the museum tab in the upper left corner here.
Most answers concerning what type of sax you come across can be answered with a little investigating on this site.
If you wanted to sell it and advertised it as a Buescher C soprano stencil horn missing a post, you would be able to sell it to someone who probably has the part and knows what they are getting into.