Tag #: 201405
Serial #: 18154
“The / Buescher / pat. Oct. 29 ’07 / ELKHART / IND.” inside beautiful relief engraving on bell. 1, 2, 3 on valves. SN and PAT. MCH. 19, 1901 on second valve.
T. Beck said:
A friend sent me a Buescher Bb Euphonium, 3 valve, presumably 1911, serial # 14045. Poor condition. Perhaps best as a ornament or large candleholder.
Your 2012 picture a beautiful instrument, and appears the same configuration.
According to our serial number on our Buescher, it’s from 1912. Your serial number would be from 1911. I’m sorry to hear it’s in bad condition!
Miles breneman said:
I have a Buescher euphonium with s/n 108670. It’s silver but very tarnished. Otherwise in good condition. What can you tell me about this instrument? Does it have any value?
Your instrument is from around 1922-1923 based on Horn-u-Copia’s serial number list. Double-belled varieties are rarer and are worth more than their single-bell counterparts. A silver-plated double-belled one from 1917-1928 went for $750 (http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/19405-FS-Buescher-Double-Bell-Euphonium-5-Valves-Silver-Low-Price#.VyjwRPkrLIV). Buescher was more known for their saxophones than their tubas and baritones. If you have any other questions or inquiry about selling the instrument, please contact Vince Simonetti at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Jay Kosta said:
I have a similar Buescher Euph (serial 33xxx, with 1912 patent date). Mine also has the ‘W’ shaped main tuning slide, which I read was for ‘low pitch tuning’ – with the slide all the way in, it works OK for 440A tuning. The valves are worn, and I use drug store ‘mineral oil’ on them, which works fine for me. I play the euph just for Tuba Christmas events, as I’m primarily a trumpet player.