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Corton gets a lot of flak on this forum, described as "East European rubbish" somewhere.

However, my Corton de Luxe, purchased in 1977 is definitely made in Japan and and has a small logo on the back which I believe is Yanagisawa.
This also fits in with info I have gotten elsewhere.

Anybody here who can shed some light on this?

Regards,/Olle
 

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"Flak" in the sense of folks saying, "Corton was made by Amati and Amati-labeled instruments aren't that high quality, even though Keilwerth's EX horn is an Amati-made horn and their SX may have some Amati parts."

Anyhow, saying that: if the horn has a Yani symbol stamped into it, it's probably a Yani. Of course, you'd also want to check the serial number against the Yani charts.

Amatis look an awful lot like Yamhas, which bear some resemblence to Yanis.
 

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My Corton alto is an Yani A-4. It has the Yani symbol, A-4 and Japan stamped by the s/n. I guess that later Cortons were made by Amati. It´s possibel that Corton is/was a Swedish brand.
 
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