This is going to be a fun one for someone. It’s original lacquer, been played, shows some history on it, but in good condition and needs a real cleaning and overhaul. I don’t have time to take care of it at the moment, maybe in t he future but for now I am offering it to someone to make this their special player. These early 100k tenors just play great; a wonderful balance between quickness, punchy, brightness and vintage complexity. This is pretty much the end of the early period tonal depth as they started to brighten up the horns (for amplification?)
There is some evidence of a life lived here, a few minor resolders of guard feet and some minor dents and dings, normal stuff. Overall it looks quite nice with a very warm lacquer color. It has been sitting and has some corrosion which will clean up nicely with either white vinegar or brass cleaner. Bright dip would work well here too. There are some pads missing and it’s quite dirty so don’t ask if it plays. It does not now but it sure will!! The original (matching serial) neck is in excellent condition, obviously NEVER pulled down. The key pearls are also nice, almost no wear at all. Someone will get a project deal here.