Before we start spreading misinformation, let's make sure we're on the same page. To clarify, are you referring to the way Yamaha engraved the model, serial number, and made in Japan for the linked horn? They've been doing it like that for the last 10 years.Not a Yamaha at all... Bogus counterfeit. Let's not hand them a playbook to make a better replica. Look where I said to look.
Those really do look quite nice. This one honestly looks like somebody did a Freehand. Wow, I've never seen letters and numbers that crooked coming out of Yamaha before with a Custom. I must be getting paranoid after that silver Japean one (which looked great in some areas).