The A992 doesn't use gold lacquer on the tube.Under gold lacquer you can't tell bronze from brass.
Please name one.Maybe you think counterfeiters are too dumb to read a public forum or something.
For the benefit of the OP and any other newbies who may be reading, I'll repeat some simple advice for avoiding fakes that I gave in the other thread:
And you believe they came here to learn how, rather than simply looking at an original?Yes, a counterfeit with several "improvements" that I had not seen before.
Exactly!!! I believe the best help to spot counterfeiting should come from here. After all this is a saxophone forum. If they could copy to perfection a Yani, Selmer, ... or any other horn how much profit would they really make selling them at that price (Like it was said before)???And you believe they came here to learn how, rather than simply looking at an original?
Because the counterfeiter is not concerned with authenticity. They know they're not going to fool anyone with an abundance of knowledge concerning saxophones. I think Lostconn is right, never buy Chinese and if the deal is too good to be true it probably isn't ...Seen many of these. I wonder why the producer puts an obvious fake serial on the sax and not one within the real Yani range.
So, is this a fake then?Totally fake!!!! Among other things Yanagisawa doesn't include S,A,T, B in front of the series. That's only for selling purposes as a guide, so for example a soprano s992 would read only 992. An other detail only in a few older examples you can find a "Japan" under the serial number, never "made in Japan". They only put Japan under the brand logo on the bell. The ending 2 series is bronze, no brass. Those blue-ish pearls???The quality of the "stamp" on the series?? I won't give all the important details because again let the counterfeiters try their best. Generally Yanis have an excellent finish, I highly doubt even knowing the details someone else will manage to make it exact.
Wow this is an old thread! Anyways. In that case the Color itself is a giveaway! 1 at the end of the series is lacquer brass. Yani doesn’t use that finish. The S991 under the bell logo is not a problem. They don’t put it with s,t,a,b at the back under the serial number.So, is this a fake then?
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