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I’ve got a curved Yani soprano that I’m trying to identify the model on. It’s serial is 237xxx. Left hand bell keys, removable neck, no model marking, metal thumb rest and hook, and a round neck strap ring. Bell engraving simply says the brand name. No “Elimona” marking. Here’s a few pics. Any help in sleuthing would be appreciated!
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That looks to me like a 900 ... all the 880 curved sopranos I've seen had the in-line left hand palm keys (that I hate). But it's possible that later model 880's might have had the newer palm key layout - I've just never seen one (or I would have bought it).

Here is a 900 at Get-A-Sax (sold but pics are still there) for comparison. It has black, plastic left hand thumb rest though, so maybe yours is a newer/older one or slightly different model like a 901 maybe?
 

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Looks like an SC-901 to me. The difference in appearance between it and the SC-900 being the metal thumbrests.
 

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here's a 901 with the metal thumbrest for comparison:
 

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Looks like an SC-901 to me. The difference in appearance between it and the SC-900 being the metal thumbrests.
901 says it should have a fixed neck also. And the model should be engraved under the branding. I wonder if this horn is transitional in some way, or if the markings are not uniformly performed.
 

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here's a 901 with the metal thumbrest for comparison:
The table must be off in the post, or not inclusive of all the ways the horns were made. This sure looks like a twin of mine. And the serial number is right in range also. Thanks for the help!
 

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901 says it should have a fixed neck also. And the model should be engraved under the branding. I wonder if this horn is transitional in some way, or if the markings are not uniformly performed.
I think you're reading about the straight sopranos.
 

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This looks very much like my horn which has a plastic thumbrest and thumbhook instead of metal, and 00100,000 serial no. range. Same engraving, and in-line keys. Mine has a mark vi style left hand pinky table...cant tell from pictures if the OPs does as well. When I researched mine, seems like it was made around the same time as the straight S-6 series, but there is no official model number. I am guessing OPs is a slightly newer vintage, same no-name model perhaps?
 

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This is clearly an SC901 -- correct keywork, correct thumb pieces, correct bell configuration, correct case, correct serial number range (I have an SC901B that's 251xxx). There's a lot of unnecessary guessing and uninformed speculation in this thread (fixed necks??). Let's not lead the OP astray.
 
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