These Buescher saxes are serious contenders with the Selmers of the time. They have a sweet core, but are a hair more spread and aggressive than the Selmer horns. This Big B is in stunning condition. It's original lacquer with 98% remaining. No re-solders, dents or previous damage. The neck is original and has no pull down. All the gold springs and the original resonators are still there. The only flaws are some scratching on the back of the tube and some acid bleed from the flux coming through the lacquer. The horn plays, but since the pads are older, it would benefit from an overhaul. You'll be hard pressed to find nicer example of an Aristocrat Alto.