Buescher, True Tone, Alto Saxophone
An excellent condition Buescher, True Tone, 400 "Top Hat & Cane", Alto Saxophone. This model is widely considered the finest of the Jazz TT saxophones and was closely associated with Johnny Hodges. It is in excellent condition for its age with 85-90% of original lacquer present. It plays with a full and powerful sound. Improvements to the TH&C model included a silver plated soldered tone ring under the bell which added a deep resonance throughout the instrument, notably to the lower register. The pads are tan leather, with resonators as appropriate, in excellent condition. The serial number is 344041, which dates to 1951. The case is an excellent condition Pro-Tech, and the m'piece a used Selmer SA80 C*.