$ 25,000.00 Very rare Buecher True Tone Low Pitch Silver Plated Straight Alto Saxophone, circa 1926. It boasts a fantastic full, vintage sound with a dark core. $ 2,800.00 85% Original lacquer remaining, with rolled tone holes and double-socket neck with micro tuner.
$ 1,495.00 1930's era Buescher alto saxophone, branded "Selmer Bundy." This is a professional instrument, not to be confused with the later Selmer Bundy horns that were made for the student market.
H & A Selmer took over Buescher in 1963, and as you can see by the engraving on the bell, this horn is marked “H & A Selmer”. Contrast this horn to the much older Buescher Bundy which was possibly made circa 1935-40?
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This Buescher Aristocrat Series II Big B Alto Saxophone has a serial number of 297xxx, which puts the production date near 1941.
The main thing you learn from serial numbers is the age of the instrument of course.
Although the dates in these charts are reasonably accurate, there may be some discrepancies for various reasons.