Saxophoneorg - created by saxophone players for saxophone players features an active saxophone forum, buy sell trade your sax, saxophone museum, sax teachers and more. Seen as buescher , conn , and martin stencils note 1 - lyon & healy either made, designed, or commissioned their 'own' c-melody saxes at the start of the era, from parts seemingly supplied by the major manufacturers. Articles (woodwinds) conn saxophone recognition guide conn saxophone recognition guide here are some pointers on conn saxophones the title is really a misnomer, because for the most part i will assume here that you can distinguish an alto saxophone from a tenor saxophone.
The buescher line eventually faded and became the bundy line though buescher manufactured many kinds of brass instruments, the company was known primarily for its saxophones which competed successfully with conn and martin it is believed that buescher was the first company to produce them in america. Vintage buescher big b aristocrat 140 alto sax in original lacquer, serial #328813 sold late vintage buescher aristocrat alto saxophone, serial #400603 - ready to play add to cart vintage h couf superba i alto saxophone made by julius keilwerth, serial #86679 add to cart. Conn saxophone serial number list years and serial numbers are approximate, pictures all models, thanks pete, and to all contributers. Dating buescher saxophone 27-may-2017 17:03 deduct for needed repairs and/or restoration to original condition the later examples have snap in pads and norton springs most of the examples you will find will be in a satin silver finish sopranino $ 2100 straight soprano $ 2000 curved soprano $ 2200 deduct 20% if keyed to eb only c soprano.
This helps in dating saxophones that look “vintage” but are just “used” incidences of horns that are still being made today for details, see our article on saxophone ergonomics guard: the heavy wire or stamped-sheet brass protectors over the pads, especially low c, b, and bb. Clarinetperfectioncom was originated back in 1996 as a desire to track information that i received from leblanc usa about one of my clarinets, my normandy 4 that i bought from mr herb couf, royal music back in 1978. The company was founded in 1923 by andrew hubble beardsley, who was the president of buescher band instrument company, and carl dimond greenleaf, president of c g conn, and who served the new company as secretary-treasurer.
A vintage buescher true tone saxophone with a silver-plated finish serial number is 243267, dating this piece between 1928 and 1929 the instrument comes with a pick, ligature, strap, attachable sheet music stand, and original buescher black hardshell case with a purple interior lining. Also, since fa buescher started it, art/pedler & sons, i am trying to establish a serial number system for that company as well i currently have ebic 110 brass serial numbers, 78 elkhart by buescher serial numbers and a host of possible stencils. A vintage buescher “true tone” c melody saxophone, serial number 251023, dating this instrument to 1929 features include a lacquer finish over yellow brass on the saxophone and keys, with some keys having mother of pearl accents. Reduced $3,09900 - a matte restoration sax: overall, this sax is in good condition with high mileage as a player and unknown history here's one of the most in demand conn tenors with the art deco engraving.
Your sax is good, heck very good, but it's buescher's second line made for the growing number of high school marching bands there was a higher demand for educational instruments and the big 4 responded by making second line horns. Lyon & healy 'american professional' ( buescher ) c-melody sax this is a lyon & healy c melody low pitch saxophone, from the 1920's , manufactured by buescher, being sold with a new modern tenor sax mouthpiece - using standard tenor reeds. 1932 buescher new aristocrat alto saxophone the serial number indicates it was built in 1932 rather, it was plated in silver then plated in gold over the silver. At #824k i will estimate its dating at 1988 rare silver plate in 97% condition these are one of the best kept secrets in the sax world--pro sax, selmer, with all the ergos and tone you're after. The buescher band instrument company was a manufacturer of musical instruments in elkhart, indiana, from 1894 to 1963.
Gus buescher left conn in 1894 to form buescher manufacturing co, later renamed buescher band instrument co, also in elkhart noted for their rich sound, these are the some of the earliest saxophones manufactured in the united states. Home / saxophones / sopranos / buescher curved soprano this is a really wonderful soprano dating to 1923 just returned from our technician after a complete re-build ‘what a sound it was heavily featured on the sound track of that great richard burton spy film, ‘the spy who came in from the cold’ an ‘eerie’ theme carried. Dating buescher saxophone i have based my research on actual selling prices by recognized dealers i did not consider auction sales (such as e-bay) private sales between individuals who are not regular dealers pawn shop or other irregular sources, or any anecdotal stories. Your 1st stop for saxophone resources-the oldest and #1 rated online resource for saxophone professionals and enthusiasts including historical information, tips and tricks, and more.
Saxpics, the vintage saxophone gallery, and the source for saxophone information ©2016 usa vintage horn corp. This complete buescher serial number chart was derived from the data of albert mensinga plus our own data compiled from original sales receipts found in cases of specific instruments true tone - buescher manufacturing co. Tenor madness buys/sells/consigns professional saxophones and clarinets and specializes in woodwind instrument repair.