Buescher True Tone alto sax around from around 1927. Amazing condition, silver plated, original case, original mouthpiece and best of all snap-on resonators are still intact!
I had to spend a good chunk of time removing the rods from the main stacks, which were caked in sludge preventing the stacks from moving freely. I desecrated these rods with some vice grips and rebuilt nice, brand new hinge rods from .108″ rod stock.
After thoroughly degreasing all of the hinge tubes, I very thoroughly cleaned the entire saxophone with a silver polish (except for the gold-wash bell). I got in tight around every post and tone hole and brought the silver to a brand new shine that I am very satisfied with.
At this point, some pads have been fit to the cups but I will have to level all of the tone holes first. I am waiting for my lathe to be up and running so I can do a better job of machining some flat discs for this job.