Dating a blessing saxaphone
The other members of the family still had the True Tone label. Alto $ 2100 Tenor $ 2300 ARISTOCRAT 270XXX – 290XXX Tenors and alto horns only. Alto $ 000 Tenor 00 400 SERIES 291XXX – 381XXX These are the Top Hat and Cane horns, the best of the Bueschers.They will always have a raised silver logo on the bell; brown rollers; a silver resonance ring under the bell rim; snap in pads and Norton springs, and an underslung octave key.It was designed by my good friend and legend Santy Runyon.The 6M alto; 10M tenor; and 12M baritone are the famous “naked lady” horns.I am well aware that some will question my figures and criticize my findings.
I’ve seen some 400 baris, but none with top hat and cane engraving or other distinctive features of this series. Alto $ 2300 Tenor $ 3500 Baritone 00 BUFFET SUPER DYNACTION This is the first Buffet horn you’re likely to see. These treasures should be priced like Selmers from the same era, but they’re not. Alto $ 2000 Tenor $ 2400 Soprano 00 Baritone 00 S-1 If there was ever a near perfect design, I think this it.
Prices may vary considerably depending upon the amount and style of engraving. Straight soprano 00 Curved soprano 00 Alto $ 2100 Tenor $ 2800 Baritone $ 3000 Bass $ 7500 “TRANSITIONAL” 240XXX – 260XXX You’ll see these with different keywork styles, and almost always with elaborate engraving. The Conqueror series (26M and 30M) have very elaborate adjustment mechanisms and solid silver key touches.
The Constellation 28M alto has three octave vents and the best feeling mechanism around, along with a high tech (for the era) plastic key guard.
I did not consider auction sales (such as E-Bay); private sales between individuals who are not regular dealers; pawn shop or other irregular sources, or any anecdotal stories.
I have only addressed instruments for which there is a regular and established market, so not every model is included.