Adolphe Sax #36

We currently have one of the most precious saxophones here at the ProShop: The Adolphe Sax #36 built in 1859. It was entrusted to us by Carina Rascher, daughter of the late Sigurd Rascher who received the horn from Doc Wagner for his life long support of Buescher. #36 is said to be the prototype for the famous Buescher saxophones.


Restoring one of the first saxophones ever made is not only a great honor, but a task we will complete carefully and slowly. Check back often as we will be sure to document the process every step of the way.


Developing a Plan

Body and Dent Work


Post Heads

Tone Holes


Receiver and Tenon

Finished Photos