Buescher Aristocrat Alto Saxophone Silver Plated - 232XXX
This Buescher Aristocrat Alto is a spectacular specimen: it has that characteristically buttery Aristocrat sound that if you know, you know! It also feels remarkably consistent and smooth in your hands.
It received a complete Uberhaul with full cosmetic restoration and looks stunning in satin silver with bright highlights, a gold wash bell, and additional engraving on the bell, bow, and body tube. It has new gold plated Norton Style springs that are fine tuned for a light and snappy feel. It has increased ergonomic comfortable with an adjustable thumb rest.
Loads of modifications make this alto a dream to play. The Low C# was given our signature mini-bal replacement so that it functions well and the key height can be set independently of the touchpiece. The Left Hand table is set so your finger easily rolls from C# to B and from B to Bb.
Side C and Bb were heavily modified. The Side C fork was improved and the flat spring was removed in favor of a single Norton style spring. Side Bb received a key guide to protect it and reduce sympathetic vibration. Both of these keys received key contacts for a solid feel, and their spring tension was set to match the feel of the top stack keys. Key contacts were also added for G and High E.
An adjustable slide bar was installed to simplify adjustments from F# to G# and F# to Bis Bb.
Custom taller key guards were fabricated for Low Eb, Low C, Low B, and Low Bb to allow for more clearance between the pad cup and the guard, which helps with intonation and tone. Low B and Bb have adjustable bumpers so these can be set with precision.
Black RooPads complete the look with copper plated original snap-in resonators and matching copper rivets.
Comes with its original 01 neck. Does not come with a case, feel free to call for case options!