Lots of similarities to the two 1978 Yany tenors i am looking at.
Pinky table, low Bb and B guard, high F# key, etc. Bell brace too.
G# key is different. No lyre insignia and "Japan" above the SN.
Does not look like a Yany neck. On several counts.
If it doesn’t have the lyre somewhere it’s not a Yanagisawa. Probably early Taiwan or Heimer.
I had something like that with an Olds sticker on it. It actually played really well for a $500 horn.
That being said, yanagisawa was all over the place back then with stencils. The engraving looks like my T4 that has Astro engraved on it with a similar flourish underneath.
Yanagisawa did make some stencils for Musica, but they also would always have their logo on the instrument somewhere. This instrument looks like a copy or a relacquer. The neck is almost certainly not a Yanagisawa neck. The side F# and high F# keys also are not the standard for Yanagisawa.
I think this might be one that was made in China or Taiwan copying the Yanagisawa (I forget which company did some of the early copies of Yanagisawa sopranos), but I don't have enough evidence either way.
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