This is a Yamaha 734 that I bought a few years ago for the Santa Vanguard Alumni Corps. I did not want to risk damaging my Benge and thought this horn would be a good drum corps ax. After playing it a bit I determined it was too nice to risk damaging in drum corps. So I bought a DEG Dynasty 2v G bugle and played it. I've since added an Olds Recording and Yamaha Custom (Miyashiro) and the 734 gets no love. I've been trying to sell it without success but that's not the reason for the post. As I understand it the 734 was essentially a Schilke B5 clone. Yamaha began producing horns in 1966 if I'm not mistaken, and this 734 is dated as having been built in 1969 or 1970 so it would be a relatively early horn for them. From my perspective it's a beautiful horn. If you didn't know any better you'd think it was brand new. It is literally close to perfect. I can't find a single flaw in it. So my question is, "does anybody care about these old Yamahas?" or are they just not that interesting. In a perfect world I'd keep it, but I have absolutely no reason to do so. I'm going to let a good friend borrow it for a while so at least it will get played, but in the mean time, does anyone have anything, good, bad or indifferent to say about this horn?