Buescher Bass Gallery

Buescher True Tone

Serial #: 25468  Circa 1915
Finish: Silver plated

This sax had just been re-plated by Anderson Silver Plating in Elkhart, Indiana prior to auction. The fork Eb had been soldered shut with a coin. So the shop removed tone hole, and soldered in a piece of brass prior to the re-plating. During the overhaul process the shop also added a few things they felt would make future repairs on the horn easier.

  1. A custom heavy duty body to bell brace was added to allow it to be taken apart in the future, if needed, for dent work or repairs.
  2. The lower bow ring was fit together by retention screws, and then silicone sealed, with the intention that it can also be split apart for future repairs.

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Buescher True Tone

Serial #: 42151  Circa 1918

Finish: Silver plated

Although they don’t say this sax is re-plated—actually the store said it was original—it certainly appears like it could be. For one thing, silver plated bass saxes usually had gold wash bells. This one doesn’t have a that feature. Another thing is that usually the Buescher logo, as well as the highlights, would be in shiny silver and should contrast sharply with the satin silver body. Again, this sax is missing this feature.

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Buescher True Tone

Serial #: 98439  Circa 1921
Finish: Gold plated

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