Yamaha Serial Numbers

Discussion in 'Horns' started by Anonymous, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Forte User

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    I have a Yamaha C trumpet with a Malone conversion and the other day I looked at the serial number and realized this thing must be old

    #1109

    What year was this made. Or can't you point me to a www with info. I did a search but couldn't find anything.
     
  2. BflatAnklan

    BflatAnklan Pianissimo User

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    I, too, am curious about dateing my Yamaha. I got is second hand and would just like to know what I'm working with!!

    Thanks fellas,
    Matt
     
  3. BigBadWolf

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    I bought a new Yamaha piccolo in '94 and the serial number is 10xx, so it is probably around then.

    edit... I just looked at my Yamaha flugel which was purchased new in 1995 and the serial number is 20xx.
     
  4. tpter1

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    My Yamaha Bb is a 6345, number 1100, bought in 1985. mmccourt- if you wouldn't mind, what's the model number on the 2nd valve casing? If it's a 6445H, it may be about the same age as my C, which I bought in the early 90's (#1183).
     
  5. BigBadWolf

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    So, do each type of horn (i.e. Picc, Flugel, C, etc.) have different serial numbering systems? If you purchased a horn with a higher s/n than mine 10 years prior, I think they must.
     
  6. Anonymous

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    6445HG
     
  7. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Yamaha used to put an "A" in the s/n if it was a horn built (assembled?) in USA. They also used to have a serial number "finder" in their main website but that site has been updated and I can't find the s/n info in the revised version. Your best bet is to go to the website "yamaha.com" and then get into the support section and just ask them.
     
  8. Anonymous

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    I don't know. But I saw a friend of mine tonight who has a Mark II Yamaha C trumpet that he said he bought in 96 and that is in the 30,000 so I think mine must be quite a bit older.


     
  9. tpter1

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    Can't be that much older than mine...I think the G is for gold brass bell; I know the H is for Heavywall construction, something Yamaha came out with in the late 80's. Trying to remember, but I must've bought my C around '92 or '93.

    Yeah...each model line gets a new serial number series.
     
  10. Bugler997

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    C:
    YTR8445 #458819

    Bb:
    YTR8335G #454750

    I assumed the serial numbers didn't start over with each model, which means there is only one of each Yamaha with a given serial number in the world.

    I also have no idea why my model numbers have no "S" in the name, seeing as to how they are silver plated anyway.
     

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