Addendum: Many, if not all, Vito flutes were 'stencil' instruments manufactured in Japan by Yamaha. I think that saxophone reviews in general are pretty rare because very, very few saxophonists have access to instruments other than their own, and out of that small population — which is probably made up mostly of successful full-time professionals — how many of them will take the time to write a review and see that it gets published? Yamaha seems to be a bit tight lipped about their serial numbers in general. Please submit your information and lets see if we can start seeing patterns for how Yamaha issued the serial numbers. As you know, we get fairly limited access to the full range of yamaha trumpets here in Australia. I do not know if an Elkhart Serial number list exists or not.
No reference to this instrument has been found other than on the initial Japanese model list that my current up to date list is based on. By 1879 the shop moved into larger quarters, and Conn began adding instruments to his line. Any other picture of things that differentiate the model from others, ie; triggers, or slide stop rod etc. As I collect more info from my sources I'll update the list. Just please be kind, as I am a trumpet player after all. Instruments made during that period are not likely to be their best examples, as the workers were still relatively new at the manufacturing process.
Although an attempt is made to provide accurate information, no guarantee is given that the information on this web site is either correct or complete. In addition to that there were some models that Yamaha didn't officially list although they certainly existed, not to mention rare limited edition models only ever offered in Japan. At the bottom of the list are links to the various Sax related catalogs I have as reference so far. There were also Vito saxes and flutes. It's Just Complicated, and No One Can Do The Research For You or Your Specific Instrument of Interest. Flugel - Kanstul 1525 Mpc.
If you feel it needs any other details included please suggest. It is extremely helpful and precise for horns of that vintage. Went directly from basic into the 60th Army Band at Ft. The pictures should also more. He said it was wrecked beyond repair due to an accident.
It can be seen in the Yamaha catalog listed as a Nikkan model only. These models seem to use a 5 digit serial number and also have a stamp to indicate the pitch and bore size. In this 1st generation of piccolos the bore size was unified as a medium bore of 11. One goo question would be: Are there other Japanese designed and build saxophones which produce a warmer tone? Developed in collaboration with David King, available with yellow brass or gold brass bell and silver plate or lacquer. So, I can't help with the old 3 digit ones. AlfaFreak Veteran Member Joined: 17 Mar 2011 Posts: 377 Location: Australia Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:03 pm Post subject: Hi Andrew, your completely right regarding the James Morrison models. If there is enough interest I will set up a Serial Database for the Yamaha Flute serial numbers also.
However the company specially made Miles Davis. Who knows but in the end it is an instrument worth maybe a few thousand dollars and there are plenty of them out there to buy used if someone wants one. How would it help you? Big Thanks to website for providing some of the serial numbers and years produced. I'm actually a trumpet player by trade and got bored one day so I decided to compile a complete list of all of the Yamaha trumpet models as it seemed that it hadn't been done before or recently. I have a black lacquer Big Bell Stone Series Cannonball that I use as a spare. Will potential purchasers somewhere down the line actually know how old your instrument is when you try to sell it? I play on a yts-23 in my high school band. In 1907 he built an Immensaphone, the largest horn in the world.
After completing the Trumpet model list I have since gone on and completed a list for Trombones, French Horns, Flutes and now Saxophones. The brace on the tuning slide was deleted and a more rounded leadpipe design was adopted. Saxophone Serial Numbers and Gallery. I'm an instrument nerd so am more than happy to do it just for fun or interest sake, just ask me to. Find great deals on eBay for getzen trumpet yamaha trumpet. I prefer that I start a bit flat, then warmup to the band.
Just please be kind, as I am a trumpet player after all. A Selmer style small bore piccolo available in lacquer or silver plate. Post-1982 with the change to the 4 digit model numbers, the marketing material suggests the following. What else is a public serial number going to do to a vintage instrument? During basic training, I auditioned for the band and passed. So he unloads every woodwind and brass instrument they make. YamahaCollector - thanks for sharing the information. I have not seen any published material relating to the pre-1982 3 digit model numbers so am unsure as to how they were marketed but from the Japan site rip I can work out the following.
The trombone players liked a horn called the Edwards trombone which the band ended up buying for them. Everyone got 1 instrument to try out. After completing the Trumpet model list I have since gone on and completed a list for Trombones, French Horns and now Flutes. Vaudeville was at its peak, and the theaters and music halls of Elkhart saw a steady procession of the finest bands and musicians of the day. The Yamaha 875 Custom that they gave me had a very bright sound, to bright.