I came across this alto in the store I'm working at and I was really trying to get an ID on this horn before we decide on a price and making an accurate description.
I'd love to hear from you guys who are more knowledgeable. To me this horn looks like a SDA Stencil. I can't find Buffets Name on it (or any other name).
The Engraving is not as Sharp or Ornate as the SDA's I've seen and there is no black background on the bell to body brace.
The serial number is 470XX which does not comply with the Buffet Serial chart I found online. And the only word I see on it is Italy stamped under the Serial.
It's had a recent overhaul. Plays very very well. I am not an alto player but I had a hard time putting it down.
Thanks for looking!