Saxophone dating


16-Mar-2018 10:09

I will be adding more soon, as well as checking for accuracy and updating these with more historical and instrument information.

Whilst other wind manufactures have issued serial numbers to their musical instruments in a consecutive chronological fashion, Yamaha appears to have issued their serial numbers in a less logical sequence.

Grand Rapids Band Instrument Company instruments, although made on the same York manufacturing lines by the same craftsmen(8), apparently had their own set of serial numberings(7).

There are quite a few saxophone serial number charts on the internet, these ones have mostly been adapted from existing manufacturers’ and saxophone enthusiasts’ charts.If you are a US customer you can contact Yamaha US with your instruments model number AND serial number.If they can, they will reply with an email stating the manufacture date or at least the supply to retailer date.Here are a few things to bear in mind: When advertising an instrument for sale, you will often see the serial number referred to as 36xxxx.



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