It’s not often that a vintage saxophone comes with any of its original sale documentation. I recently sold a Buescher ‘True-Tone’ alto saxophone, with almost perfect original matte satin silver plating, made in the USA in 1924. The year that Paul Desmond was born. The hire-purchase agreement is shown below.
Having read Annie Proulx’s novel Accordion Crimes, I wonder what the story of this saxophone has been between Joe Molaro buying it brand new from a Buffalo N.Y. store in 1925 and nearly 90 years later, when I bought it off eBay in the UK.