I luckily stumbled across a buescher aristocrat from 1935/6 in a music shop (I was looking for a new sax - never considered vintage) and was told this was a 70s student model (they'd misread the serial #!). I was blown away by the tone and ease of this sax I got it in the UK but live in a country with absolutely zero shops carrying sax equipment. My alto came with a standard 4c mouthpiece. I'd really appreciate any recs for a good mouthpiece. I won't be able to try - since a friend will pick it up for me whilst traveling.. What would be a good mouthpiece to get a nice full tone? Also if anyone can recommend an alternate strap to a neck strap - these saxes are either really heavy or I'm getting old.. The pads are all snap ons, apart from the palms. Most are looking in good shape and no leaks - but a few look a bit yucky. Can I clean these myself to keep it going until I can visit a tech shop (unlikely for 6 months!).
LOVE this old horn!