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This is a nice, clean, original Buescher Super 400 tenor saxophone. It has original lacquer, original pads, springs, snaps, and a cool original case. This is a professional horn made in the USA that is basically identical to the more expensive “Top Hat and Cane” tenors, but which has simpler engraving. These horns all have a big, balanced tone that is medium between bright and dark, and excellent intonation. They work great for a wide range of playing situations. In terms of past damage, this horn has a few shallow dents (back of the bow area and one on the neck), and the low C/Eb post is slightly pushed in. These are all very minor. The neck brace also popped slightly off and been resoldered, which is very common on these tenors.
This horn actually plays surprisingly well considering it has old, original pads. You could conceivably play it for a little while as is before repadding, or if you are on a tight budget, pop in your own set of “snap in” pads and get by, or you could get it fully overhauled by a pro. I would be happy to talk more about any of these options with you. The bottom line is that for the price of a cheaply-made, student sax, you are getting a vintage, very well made, professional saxophone in original condition. It is always important to get a structurally clean vintage horn if you can, and this is definitely one.