USQMC Low Pitch Soprano Saxophone, Silver Plated, Serial #50317 (approximate date of manufacture 1919). We can't find to much information on this little guy, but we believe that Buescher made this specifically for the military bands of the day. The engraving is quite plain with no decorative type of engraving, only'Buescher Elkhart Ind.
As well as USQMC engraved on the bell. Also the bell is more narrow than other Bueschers of the same era.USQMC stands for'United States Quarter Master Corps'. Has been disassembled and hand cleaned, all of the keys and the body have been buffed and polished and shine beautifully, it only needed three pads to be replaced with new(all of the old pads were replaced a few years ago), all of the pads have been given a conditioning treatment to keep them soft and supple, 1 new spring was needed, all of the silencer cork have been attached with fresh glue, and all other mechanisms have been inspected and are in great shape. The saxophone was then reassembled, lubricated, aligned and adjusted. It is one fun little guy to play and sounds amazing especially considering it is a 100 year old instrument! There are small dings, scrapes/scratches, some plating loss here and there, the low C tone hole was slightly uneven and so that pad was replaced with a metal resonator pad (a thicker pad needed there) and shimmed up slightly to compensate, also, there is a slight bend in the neck.
Comes with the original case which has been cleaned, it is in fair condition, a good condition Elkhart soprano mouthpiece (may be original to the horn), a metal ligature and cap, a nice neck strap, a new teeth guard/patch for the mouthpiece, key oil and cork grease. Please look closely at all photos and ask for more as needed as they are part of the description. As with any professional instrument, you may want your tech to adjust it to your personal preferences. Careful and secure packing and boxing. We Welcome International Buyers Here!
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The item "Buescher CURVED SOPRANO Saxophone, Silver Plated, Vintage, Low Pitch, Play READY" is in sale since Friday, January 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "mom-and-pops-little-shop" and is located in Randolph, Utah.
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