This beautiful Buescher bari has a satin silver body, smooth keys, smooth engraving, and a gold wash bell. It has a custom Wilmington brand neck made here at the Sax ProShop that features heavy walled construction for excellent warmth and tone and a slightly redesigned taper for improved intonation and response. The action and feel is smooth, fast, and comfortable. You will not find a better playing Buescher Bari!
This Buescher Big B Baritone does have an interesting story. After all of the mechanical restoratations and mods were done and this was functioning perfectly, we sent this off to the plater to be re-finished. Then, on its way back from the silver plater, the bow guard got damaged in shipping! We were heartbroken but decided to go ahead and replace the bow guard.
Although you can't see it when you're looking at the instrument or in performance, when you turn the saxophone upside down there is a blemish on the bottom of the bow (grey discoloring) where the old bow guard was and new bow guard now sits. Because this entire area is soldered to the body and bell we decided not to send it back to the plater (can you imagine why?!) so there are some grey streaks next to the replaced bow guard. This blemish does not effect tone or response, and is hidden unless you turn this baritone upside down! So this is a great opportunity for a Buescher player to get an absolutely incredible horn at a great price just because aesthetically it has a flaw that you and the audience cannot see (unless the audiece is laying underneath you, which might be interesting, but probably never going to happen). Please see photos of the bow and bell and make no mistake, this amazing Buescher Bari sings!
We took extra care to match the silver plating of the guards and new bow guard so that the repair is well hidden, and modded this instrument so that even the most discerning baritone saxophonists can have an ergonomically superior instrument. On top of this the entire bell section was re-engraved and the contrast between the smooth logo and engraved highlights is absolutely stunning!
-Heavy duty X brace added between the body and bell to keep it in excellent adjustment that accentuates the big low end.
-Adjustment screws for Low E to F# and D to F#, and an F# back bar connecting F to F#.
-The F# key has a sliding lever with two adjustable lugs for the F# to bis Bb connection and F# to G#. This makes it so the two stacks can be adjusted independently and helps with response.
-Raised bis Bb pearl so that it is even with the B key in the pressed down position
-New Genuine Mother of Pearl Key Touches
-Stainless Norton style springs
-Key contacts under B and G for added stability in the Left Hand
-Side key contacts under Side Bb, Side C, and High E
-Front F touchpiece is angled to allow you to roll up from B
-Guide for Side C is designed to eliminate sympathetic vibration in the Side Bb key
-Adjustable thumb rest
-Enlarged G key contact for the octave connection to quiet the key
-Square octave barrel replaced with teflon pin to remove unnecessary lost motion
-Left Hand Table received the Super Slick Set-up and is remarkably comfortable
-Original snap-in resonators with Black RooPads
-Comes with a functional older case. If you need something more durable and want assistance, we can order you a new one.
All of our saxophones come with Pad Magic, Ultimax Key Oil, a MusicMedic.com Microfiber Cloth, a MusicMedic.com Swab, and plated horns come with Tarnishield Strips. No mouthpiece included. Comes with a good older functional case. We recommend purchasing a new sturdy case and can help you find the right one if you would like. All of our vintage saxophones undergo an Uberhaul, which you can learn more about here . The workmanship on all Uberhauls is guaranteed .
All Uberhauled saxophones are eligible for a C.O.A. (Clean Oil and Adjust), which is our yearly service plan that restores instruments to a freshly Uberhauled state, and is also a great time to make further personal adjustments or modifications. Shipping in the lower 48 states is free, but international shipping is also available. We have worked with the postal service to develop the safest possible shipping method so your new saxophone will arrive in excellent condition. Customers are also welcome to come to the Sax ProShop in Wilmington, NC to pick up your new saxophone: take this opportunity to play test your new horn and work briefly with a specialized technician to make some final minor adjustments.