This is a gorgeous, all-original Buescher 400 Top Hat and Cane Alto. It is in excellent original condition with all parts intact and original case. These 400 Altos are probably the finest saxophones produced by the Buescher company and represent the pinnacle of its several decades of saxophone development. Tonally, these horns are beloved for their unique combination of a rich, bold, distinctively American saxophone sound that is basically medium between bright and dark that gets punchy and brighter when pushed. It is smooth and mellow with a more closed mouthpiece and plays with a warm round tone for classical, with especially accurate intonation. As a super-deluxe model, they also stand to continue to go up in value in coming years, so the time to grab a nice one like this is now.