Dating buescher saxophones

Dating a yamaha saxophone

There can be, however, an A suffix to the model number i. The Zs have attention-grabbing prices. This can lead to what we call transitional models, which have some new and some old features. The Zs produce tremendous, centered sound, and the outstanding key action and feel that made Yamahas famous remains. Although the dates in these charts are reasonably accurate, there may be some discrepancies for various reasons.

Thus older horns could go out before those made in a now new location. The unlacquered version offers a fuller, brighter sound, but I enjoyed that option more on the tenor than the alto. We have seen on this forum that information, true or not, gets woven into our internet fabric of knowledge.

Finally, there is an import Z a musician can afford. Ask the seller privately for the number and do a search for that instrument.

But after playing the Z horns, I think there has to be more to the process than this. If a seller does hide part of the number you may wonder if they are trying to hide the fact that it is stolen. Yes, you read correctly, brighter.

Jon was sure by the serial number that our horn was made before where, as we have heard before, Yamaha's records devolve into shadows and speculation. Ideally you should have a record of the serial number with your sales receipt and won your insurance details. She worked on it for a bit, then put me on hold for a long bit, then came back and very unconvincingly told me our horn was made in Japan.

In fact theGetting to a nice helpful LindaThose with acidic perspiration or salivaAny letters as a prefix

This may just be paranoia as I have never heard of this happening, nor can I understand how it could happen. The production of old and new models can overlap, or in some cases features of a new model appear on the later batch of the previous model. It is rumoured that there is a scam, by which somebody who acquires your serial number can then claim the instrument is theirs. Many companies make other instruments, not just saxophones and the serial numbers are spread over their entire range.

In most cases theVery nice enthusiastic and free

Those with acidic perspiration or saliva may want to consider the lacquered version or simply give the unlacquered horn more T. Any letters as a prefix might denote country of origin, especially on modern horns, but not so on the A suffix.

The main thing you learn from serial numbers is the age of the instrument of course. There are fewer posts supporting more of the playing mechanism and less moving parts in the octave mechanism.

Sometimes a company may hold back a batch of instruments and then release them a couple of years later. Later I left another than I had found the A.

Yamaha Z Series Saxophones - JazzTimes

Getting to a nice, helpful Linda, I gave her the serial number, but turning the horn in poor light I stopped short of the A. Very nice, enthusiastic, and free with his time. In most cases the reason is for the one stated above, but it is always worth checking when buying an instrument. In fact, the movement from low C-sharp to low B was the best I have ever felt.

So saxophones may not be numbered sequentially.