This is a beautiful vintage Buescher True Tone tipped bell soprano sax, serial number 217769. The tipped bell True Tone sopranos were made in the late 1920's along side the standard straight soprano. But they are very rare and highly sought after in comparison. The soprano was overhauled and shined in the Saxquest shop in 2015. Its set-up featured premium leather pads, new felts and corks. It does showcase all of the original Buescher snap resonators.
This soprano plays with a very positive free breathing response. It has a very sweet sonic character and a slightly brighter color. Projection and general flexibility on these Buescher sopranos is always fantastic.