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    Default Is this really a Buffet tenor?

    I doubt someone could tell from the photo I took but I thought I'd try because I'm curious. (I didn't think I'd be posting to SOTW) I think it's an Evette, but I'm not sure. It had no marking on it whatsoever, or at least as far as I could tell. No pearl on the keys, just like kinda flat metal. Looked at a lot of pics online but they all had pearls on the keys.
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    Default Re: Is this really a Buffet tenor?

    yes an early Buffet Crampon tenor. Soldered tone holes, double octave mechanism (if no one modified it). They have a very "meaty" tone, like a good 10M or a BA. Fonr a horn this ancient it's surprisingly well behaved and has a manageable intonation.
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    Default Re: Is this really a Buffet tenor?

    after zooming in, yes, that's a double octave mechanism (non automatic). It should have had a single straight cut graved signature on the left side of the bell. Maybe it's buffed... or being unlacquered it was over rubbed in the signature area.
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    Thanks Juan.

    I didn't get to play test it because the store was closing but I snapped the pic really fast because I thought the horn looked pretty cool. But yeah as far as I could see there were no markings anywhere. Clean slate.
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    Default Re: Is this really a Buffet tenor?

    did you hold it ni your hands or just looked at it as it hangs? the marks are on the other side of the bell
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    I didn't get to take it down due to the store closing. So I guess I didn't see it. But there wasn't anything on any part of the other side.
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    Default Re: Is this really a Buffet tenor?

    yeah, nothing on that side. Weird but that's the way it is. Imagine a VI hanged on the other side of the hallmark...
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    Default Re: Is this really a Buffet tenor?

    What I want to know is why on earth a Sam Ash has a 100-year old double-octave mech. tenor on the wall.
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