Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on Amazon.When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it. ( and a rough idea how much it is worth ) Serial number is 006162 , I bought it in the mid 80s thinking I could learn to play , but unfortunately I couldn't ..been in my loft for 15 years , such a waste as it is in lovely condition Cheers Barry Yamaha is not as forthcoming with their year of manufacture vs.serial number lists as some other contemporary makers.To date I have only seen blue, orange, and red key touches on Akustik saxophones.Despite purchasing all of the assets of the Adolphe Sax Company in 1928, Selmer did not start selling saxophones bearing the Adolphe Sax name until 1931.To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here.
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The last Adolphe Sax saxophone recorded in the Selmer Paris archives was sold in 1944.
Its likely that production of Adolphe Sax instruments ceased at the onset of WWII sometime after May of 1940.
The engraving is now more elaborate with finer detail, an improved mechanism from low B to C# ensures a proper seal for these notes which promotes a clear response throughout the low range of the instrument, and the instrument now comes with a semi-hard case that offers a contemporary look and greater ease of transport.
You can find out the production date by contacting : Yamaha Band and Orchestral Division 3445 East Paris Ave.