Re: Bandmaster saxophone identification
No, I was being a smartass.
Bandmaster was a stencil. I am not sure who the Bandmaster actualy was, but various companies made Bandmaster instruments for whoever the Bandmaster organization was.
Conn, Buescher, Holton mostly.
I think yours is a Buescher. This is just my opinion. The engraving "style" and color of the finish reminds me of other stencils I have seen. I refurbish saxes, collect them, often see them around and I always at minimum go check them out.
In any event, it is probably from the mid to late 50s' and would be a much better horn than its value would reflect. If it plays nice and is not beat up, they can bring a 700 to 850 sale price.
I hope this helps.