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I am gonna sell this saxophone for my cousin.. I don't know the model number of this saxophone.. The extras & manual all say Yamaha... on the upper body of the saxophone, up by where the neck attaches.. It is engraved 447....
Can anybody help me identify this saxophone.. ?????
I attached a picture of the engraving if that helps..
Thanks so very much.. My cousin is a college student & having to pay for everything himself.. So I wanna get the most out of this for him that I can.
 

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Hi, the saxiophone in the picture is definately not a Yamaha. By the style and way the engraving has been done it looks like one of the chinese horns.

All Yamaha instruments have the word Yamaha stamped on them or stencilled on the bell in purple ( older style instruments) they also have a model and serial number at the back of the body tube at the base just above where it meets the bow (u bend at the bottom)
 

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I agree, this is not (but in general terms you need to post more than one such picture to identify a saxophone!) a Yamaha and by the looks of the pads (the colour seems a rather more red-ish colour than a walnut brown colour ) it would be a Chinese saxophone (if it says Yamaha than this is probably a fake which you might very well want to report to Yamaha or the authority).

I disagree on ALL older style yamaha having necessarily a purple logo.
 

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It's kinda hard to tell just by the engraving on the front of the bell. can you post some side view pics of the keys & side of the bell? maybe the front of the neck?
 

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There is a seller in the Boston area who puts auctions on ebay saying "XYZ alto sax, Yamaha kit" to get searchers to see the Yamaha mention and bid on it. Maybe this horn is one of those.
 

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I am gonna sell this saxophone for my cousin.. I don't know the model number of this saxophone.. The extras & manual all say Yamaha... on the upper body of the saxophone, up by where the neck attaches.. It is engraved 447....
Can anybody help me identify this saxophone.. ?????
I attached a picture of the engraving if that helps..
Thanks so very much.. My cousin is a college student & having to pay for everything himself.. So I wanna get the most out of this for him that I can.
Here is the rest of the pictures I have of this saxophone..
 

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cheap Chinese sax........
 
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