It may not play now. Physical appearance is similar to the True Tone, but the neck is different, the keyguards are more deluxe. Mike I recently bought a 400 alto at a Goodwill store. I believe that the models before the Balanced Action are overpriced. This would keep its date pretty close to the Selmer buyout before they did too much in the production-cost-cutting arena. Super Balanced Action: A line of Selmer saxophones made in the 1940s and 1950s that added improvements to their Balanced Action line. There's also the possibility of the sleeves working loose in the pillars, which can lead to an unresponsive feel to the action.
This one was made 3 years before Gus Buesher died and 5 since he left the company as general manager. The pitch of each note is spot on. It was designed at a time when manufacturers were moving away from the principle of 'bung everything on a single pivot', and thus the top stack is separated out into three parts; the main stack, the Bis Bb and the G key - all on their own pivots. This horn is in very good condition, and the typical wear around the fine engraving of the B on the bell is not present, which indicates that this horn has led a life mostly in a closet somewhere. Ol' Gus must be turning in his grave! I have e-mailed the seller, but I figured I'd go ahead and hear from my colleagues here. While characterized by a shiny bell, intricate key work, neck and an S-shaped curvature, the saxophone has undergone countless design changes and innovations since Adolf Sax invented it in 1846. Using the clamp to act as a seal will eventually stretch it, and that often leads to cracks developing in the socket - so if your crook is at all loose, have your repairer expand the tenon sleeve.
The other major reasons are that I don't have enough pictures for all the pitches and it would be extremely time-consuming to post them all, even if I did. You may get lucky and find a gem. The brace itself is fitted square-on to the main body tube, and the mount on the body is just a small plate - little bigger than those fitted to the pillars. In 1940, the Buescher Band Instrument Company applied for patents on a revolutionary saxophone design. This helps to strengthen the bell flare - but you'd better not drop this horn on its bell, repairs would be difficult and expensive. A few late-1920s Couturier saxes are reputed to have Couturier-style bodies and Holton-style key-work.
Like its competitors, Martin continually introduced improved horns until the 1960s. Thanks for the information on both horns. It used to be the case that you could buy a professional quality vintage horn for much less than a professional quality new one, however the market is now opening up due in part to some very good and inexpensive saxophones being made in Taiwan and recently China. They also have beautiful engraving. They have a full, rich tone that lends itself to classical and orchestral music. This horn is in very good condition, and the typical wear around the fine engraving of the B on the bell is not present, which indicates that this horn has led a life mostly in a closet somewhere. One last little feature that's worth a mention is the Buescher logo on the bell.
As you can see, it's still a flat rod but it's been fitted so that the 'working edge' is the narrow side of the bar the norm is that the widest face of the bar would be sat over the key feet. Later on, they moved production to Eastlake, Ohio, but it is the King Cleveland made saxophones which are considered the best. The baritones are particularly rich sounding. Some Conns have used Set Screws that helped keep the rod screws in place. I think the ones below around 275000 are good horns, and that you should be careful above that number.
Plus I'm poor, so if this horn is a good deal, I'd like to know. The bells were beautifully engraved a design featuring a top hat and cane and a raised silver Buescher logo. We don't publish actual rates in different currencies as this is constantly changing so we advise you check with a live currency conversion site such as xe. The newer horn and some of the so-called professional horns I heard by other band mates I had, that tried their old Buescher against the new ones , some of them decided to keep their old one instead of buying the new, despite all thir ads swearing about all the new mechanisms on them. I love this feature, though regrettably it disappeared from later models. There are, of course, a very few Super 20 baritones, some with silver necks add 15% and I have seen one with a silver bell.
The altos seem to have gained much more popularity than the Yanagisawa tenors as is evident by the roster of artists that play the horns, which includes Antonio Hart, Mark Gross, Tia Fuller and Bruce Williams. Ergonomics: In saxophones, refers chiefly to attempts to make keys easier to reach and press. School of The Rock Saxophone Glossary by Paul D. No saxophone has perfect intonation, but some are much better than others. They also established Yamaha as a world-class band instrument manufacturer. The materials were very flimsy check weight of tenon and thickness. If it is not scratched, lacquer is lower maintenance.
A Note from Paul: Whatever else you get out of our pages, I hope you enjoy your music and figure out how to make enjoyable music for those around you as well. A few very early Buffet stencils have reportedly been spotted with Carl Fischer, H. Introduced in 1945, The Martin saxophone line bears its name beautifully engraved on the bell. Their saxophones are constructed with high quality brass that is hand hammered in the factory providing the player with beautiful tone and projection. Over time, many manufacturers have developed their own take on the instrument, and some have proven to be important to the development of the instrument and the music that followed.