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Buescher remained president until 1919 when Beardsley assumed that title.

Lacquer didn't begin to appear as a sax finish until the very late 1920's/early 1930's)It will likely be of more interest to a collector to fill in time line and early makers gaps in their collection than to a working professional saxophonist seeking a period, players horn.

Instruments from the so-called "orchestral" series, pitched in C and F, never gained a foothold, and the B instruments have now replaced the C and F instruments when the saxophone is used in an orchestra.

The saxophone is used in classical music (such as concert bands, chamber music, solo repertoire, and, occasionally, orchestras), military bands, marching bands, and jazz (such as big bands and jazz combos).

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.

The elaborate engraving and possible gold plate might be its saving grace however.

If all pans out as I suspect regarding finish etc., the value would likely be in the $400 to $600 range.

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