There are some spots of lacquer wear but overall the finish is in pretty good shape.

The sax plays very good as is but a professional may want to have it set up to their liking.

If it has been stolen recently, the legal owner may have registered it with an online database of stolen saxophones.

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$ 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.

In most cases the reason is for the one stated above, but it is always worth checking when buying an instrument.

Ask the seller privately for the number and do a search for that instrument.

A serial number can of course be used to identify a stolen instrument.

If a seller does hide part of the number you may wonder if they are trying to hide the fact that it is stolen.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. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1923. This image might not be in the public domain outside of the United States; this especially applies in the countries and areas that do not apply the rule of the shorter term for US works, such as Canada, Mainland China (not Hong Kong or Macao), Germany, Mexico, and Switzerland.See Wikipedia: Public domain and Wikipedia: Copyrights for more details.Appears to have not been played very much, or it was just extremely well taken care of!