Antique Musical Instruments/Buescher Soprano Sax



I am not sure this is part of your overall interest but I have a Buescher Soprano Sax that was mfg'd about 1923. Several people have asked about it and mention - is tuned to "C", "Eb", etc. It is a "Low Pitch, True Tone" with a serial no. of 128339. How do you determine the tone or any other pertinent info. should I decide to sell it?

Any thoughts or help is appreciated.


ANSWER: Hello and welcome to AllExperts. Thank you for choosing us to help assist you with your saxophone! Can you tell me if there are any markings on your saxophone aside from the serial number such as any letters, LP, anything like that? Is it curved or a straight model? If it is straight (not curved) can you provide an overall length of the instrument assembled? Can you provide some photos? You are welcome to email photos through AllExperts or to us via email at and we will do our best to solve your saxophone mystery!! Have a great evening! -The Folks at

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QUESTION: In response to your inquiry,  the sax is straight and measures approximately 24 inches including the original mouthpiece. Pictures were sent to info It also notes markings below the serial number.


Hello and thank you for your response and email! We have been swamped lately but will be getting back to you directly via email! Thank you for your patience! The staff!

UPDATE 3/29/2016: We decided to respond back to you through allexperts directly! The pitch of your saxophone is in C and pitched low at A-440hz. Thank you for your patience!

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