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Buescher

Academy

Buescher Alto Saxophone, also called “Simple Simon”: a fairly simple and cost effective instrument.
Buescher
Academy
Alto
1950
U.S.A.
Eb
C-C♯
Brass, Nickel plated
15
64.5
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Buescher made this instruments in the 1950s. They intented to build a fairly simple and cost effective instrument, hence its nickname “Simple Simon”. There are no keys for alternative fingering, no low Bb/B, and no palmkeys. Because of the fact that the tube has less toneholes, these saxophones have a very rich sound, and are easy to control.

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