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Since we all bought our PB horns fairly recently, the issue of relating the serial numbers to the date the horn was made has not really been critical yet. However, as time passes, and our horns become older, it might become useful to establish a chart, especially if there are changes in manufacturing in the future.

I bought a PB Classic tenor, serial no. PB08080, which was used, in April 2009. The seller told me he got it from Phil in 2008. Last year I asked Phil how the serial numbers were organized, and he said he didn't know.

The ideal solution would be for Phil to get the info from his supplier, but if that can't be done, then we owners could provide the serial numbers and dates purchased, and hopefully a pattern will become clear.
 

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Barone MAC8 tenor (now known as "Vintage", serial number PB820929MC. Bought in July 2009.
 

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Vintage Alto #PB1005014. Purchased new from Mr. Barone late November 2010.
 

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Phil Barone Unlacquered , two numbers. 0812 over 23003xx
I think this is a vintage. It has double arms on the bell keys and metal domed resonators. Only mine has double arms on both low B and Low Bb. This one was made when Phil still had a partner.
 

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Antique Bronze (Satin finish as currently shown on the Classic Model) Tenor: two numbers 0710 over 230833x - Has engraving inside the bell, small bell, and double arms on low C,B, & B flat. Ordered late September 2008 and delivered early February 2009.
Antique Bronze Bari - Classic Model: PB0809X - Ordered and delivered July 2009.

Both horns are played regularly; are reliable; and I consider each to be a great value.
 

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Hey, this is fun.

PB1005023 Classic Tenor 2010
PB1012056 Vintage Alto 2011
 

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PB = Phil Barone
100 = the whole numbering seems to start with 100xxxx
2010 = same year as you got the horn

Whenever I need to remember a PIN or a phone number etc I think of something like, for example my car registration TWJ 645, makes me think of driving to the train station on a day when I don't have to go to work: Totally Wasted Journey at 6:45.

I can't help it, my brain works that way.
 

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Vintage alto PB1002021 bought November 2010
Vintage tenor PB1008007 bought August 2011

The Phil Barone sign engraved on the bell of my alto is slightly different than the one on my tenor, which is as shown in the photos on Phil's site.
 

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I suggested to Phil awhile back to establish a serial # bank of his horns sold,
and that purchasers of his horns might be interested in such a thing.
He did not respond.

Gold plated tenor serial # W67145, from the first series of Barones, bought Aug.-Sept. '07.

Affectionately referred to, by some, as the Barone-a-phone, Maurone or Baroneski.
 

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Just took delivery of a tenor, so I need to do an update:

Phil Barone Vintage Alto, Honey Gold Lacquer SN#PB1005014. Purchased new from Mr. Barone late November 2010, and received with NY6M mouthpiece.
Phil Barone Vintage Tenor, Silver Plate SN#PB1105009. Purchased September 2, 2011 new from Mr. Barone. Received September 9, 2011 with Vintage 6* mouthpiece. (What a beautiful horn)
 

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PB1008024 is a vintage gold, vintage tenor bought around mid-June 2011.
 

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Just got my vintage bare brass Classic tenor PB1008016 last week....purchased Sept 2011
Soon to have an alto as well...Happy B-day to me...Hmm Hmm Hmmmmmmm Hmmmmm Hmmmmm Hmmm..........
 
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