Anyone Looking For A Straight Alto?
Anyone Looking For A Straight Alto?

Anyone Looking For A Straight Alto?

A type of saxophone that I do not have in my collection of vintage horns—but which would be interesting to own perhaps—is a straight alto or tenor. Since I’m not really an alto player, a straight tenor would be more up my alley. (Although, it would be a bit like playing a short alphorn.) 😉

If you are looking for a straight alto however, you’re in luck, because the Saxophone Depot has a Buescher True Tone up for sale at the moment.

Buescher True Tone straight alto saxophone, vintage, American-made, vintage

     Source: Saxophone Depot

This is how the Saxophone Depot describes this interesting, vintage horn:

Buescher Straight Alto Saxophone

Circa 1926

Ser. # 221,xxx

Buescher Straight alto saxophone. Recent repad by Paul Maslin at

PM Woodwind. It plays easily from top to bottom.

This is a very rare instrument, hard to find.

We have never seen one in as good condition and ready to go as this one.

These Saxophones are extremely rare.

This instrument has been checked out in our repair shop and is ready to go!!

All Serious offers will be considered.

uescher True Tone straight alto saxophone, vintage, American-made, vintage

     Source: Saxophone Depot

uescher True Tone straight alto saxophone, vintage, American-made, vintage

     Source: Saxophone Depot

uescher True Tone straight alto saxophone, vintage, American-made, vintage

     Source: Saxophone Depot

According to Saxpics, some Buescher straight altos had a one piece body and bell, while others had a two piece. Based on the photo above, it appears that this horn is a one piece model.

If you’d like to read more about the Buescher Straight Eb Alto No. 120, check out the Feature Page on Saxpics. According to the advertisement reproduced there, the sax currently on eBay is 41″ long, and weighs 5 lbs, 3 oz.

The sale for this Buescher alto saxophone is scheduled to end on February 26, so you only have a couple of days left to get your offer in. The Buy It Now price on this rare, vintage beauty is $8,499.00. At the time of writing there are no offers yet, on this novelty horn from the days when saxophones were the trendiest instrument on the block.

…this is just my blog. My “real” website is www.bassic-sax.info. If you’re looking for sax info, you should check it out too.There’s lots there!

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