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I heard it was anything starting or ending with the numbers 2-7, all the others are awful...
 

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Being that ive worked in the car business in the past. wouldnt a production date (like on a car) be better than a serial?? like for example. the month and year + the sequence of that horn in that month.. example? 07/10 (25) and maybe a serial next to that.. ?? that way there wont be a question as to when a horn was made...
 

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You heard wrong! P. Mauriats are not junk! Certainly there are some that are better than others and some that need more set-up out of the box but there are several particular models that are exceptionally good like the 66r, the 66R UL Tenor and my particular new favorite, the new System 76UL. The new System 76UL is a beautiful looking instrument it has a very unique finish that is like a dark bronze and copper mix.
Looks aside, this sax is very well made and plays beautifully. Warm, mature depth of sound and the intonation is pretty spot on. I have heard that this sax is manufactured at Mauriat's new factory in Taiwan. Get your hands on one, try it, and, you will be impressed.
 

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They are not junk! You just don't know! Try one out before you knock it!
I know they are not junk, irony... Honestly, the P.mauriats are great horns especially the 66R series I think. I really would like to try the new 76UL as well as a 86UL that is now available in gold finish on sax.co.uk! I tried the 86UL at musikmesse 2010 but was not impressed. Played pretty unresponsive. Someone told me it had leaks so that might be the reason back then.
 

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Funny, I had presumed this thread was sort of tongue in cheek.
Naahhhh! It will turn into just another bashing thread........nothing new under the sun!

This brand has a 11 years history to-date. In the first part of its history they marketed horns made by others, in the last 3 years they have made their own by buying the factory which was making their horns.
 

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On a serious note, does anyone know where i can find serial numbers. Bought new alto from Tim Gleeson when they first came out, a year or so after. Need history. serail begins with N7.... five numbers and the N.
Still wrapped in the orginal Mauriat cloth bag with minor scuffs on case. May be 66r. for sale after i know model #
 
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