His son Maurice and two son in laws assisted in developing and opening the company to other instruments and markets. Severe damage is not uncommon - and if the body of the horn got mangled when relatively new it would have made sense to replace it rather than write the horn off. I've got lots more pictures than I have put links to here. It has a purple logo stamp with Yamaha and Japan under it, surrounded by engraving on the right side of the bell and full engraving on the front and both sides of the bell down to where the bell is connected to the crook of the body. Serial numbers are not typically stamped there, but these areas are worth checking. Any letters as a prefix might denote country of origin, especially on modern horns, but not so on the A suffix.
Magna — from 1956 to 1971, 200,xxx to 350,xxx Other models: Indiana, Imperial, Medalist Even today you can find new horns labeled Martin, though they are Asian made and have no resemblence to the original Martin instruments. In most cases the reason is for the one stated above, but it is always worth checking when buying an instrument. No scroll or engraving work anywhere. My challenge is to find out the following: 1. One finger note sticks open and needs repairs. Interestingly enough some had double octave mechanisms while other only went down to low B. I also hope that this collected data will reveal some inconsistencies in the way Yamaha mark and identify particular models.
The engraving was done after the lacquer which provided a stunning visual affect of being able to see the engraving from a distance. The area around the bell's rim either inside or out will be a good place to check, as the number may be imprinted there. The toneholes were fairly thick compared to regular drawn toneholes and they were also beveled. . These had a lacquered brass body with nickel plated keys.
I apologize if I sound ignorant, but I have no clue where to go, or how to consume my time on this. Out of stock or special order mouthpieces can take between 6 and 10 weeks for manufacturing. They may have had a prototype at one point, but I have never seen one. Beginning with a list of all the actual 1927 sales, they were sorted by serial number. Each new Yamaha model starts with a new sequential serial number sequence. Considered a non-pro alternative such as the Yamaha 62 versus the Yamaha 875.
Just doing a 1-1 comparison of instruments this is totally inaccurate. If you cannot find yours, chances are reasonably good it is not actually a product made by the company whose name it caries. This slug is on both top and bottom of the keywork. Altos — around 80k through 90k the neck opening was increased until the sound got bigger, brighter and fuller. The more unusual types of saxophones, such as the Sopranino or Bass, were often sold months or even years later than one might expect.
When I told Jon that he stated that he would straighten Mark out on that matter! It was the seesaw type and he redesigned it to the side type. Clearly the first step was to collect as much primary data as possible. If you want to know when your Yamaha was made, the only completely accurate answer is from Yamaha, themselves. Serial numbers are typically longer and are comprised mostly of numbers. LeBlanc branded saxes, Noblet, Beaugnier, etc.
This too is unlikely though not unheard of , and should be evident from a noticeable groove where the serial number used to be. The Bell was inline most saxophones of this era were inline. Saxophone Serial Numbers and Gallery W. The main thing you learn from serial numbers is the age of the instrument of course. The saxes still had wire key guards.
While these documents may be difficult to tie directly to the saxophone—as they are exterior to the instrument—a questionable serial number is preferable to none at all, and perhaps you can find a listing for your serial number that indicates why the number would not be stamped on the instrument itself. Qualifying individuals include students Barbier, clarinet, Selmer Jennifer — Barbier clarinets have been discussed over 100 and oodwind. When advertising an instrument for sale, you will often see the serial number referred to as 36xxxx. Minimal resistance is achieved through the use of larger toneholes, larger tonehole overcut and undercut. Bundy Specials This line of Bundy horns has a professional heritage.