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The copyright date on the B&S medussa announcment page is 2002, so that would be my guess on that one. Another page indicates development was started in 2001, and it was shown to the trade in 2002.

A recent thread about an early serial number 2001 thats for sale indicated that they probably started making them in the very late 80s or early 90s but the serial number records for those early ones were lost. Perhaps that's hear-say as much as anything?

AFAIK they stopped sax production in 2005

Hope that helps? Not sure how accurate it is.
 

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A few years ago when a former B&S dealer here had them I picked up a 4-5 page saxophone line catalogue. I still have it and it features the series 1000 as the 'Classic Line' and the 2001 as the 'Professional Line' Apparently this was before the Medusa model as there is no mention of it. When you first open it up there is a map of the region and an article that speaks of 100 years of tradition and shows a side by side comparison pic of 2 alto saxes(one old silver-one new gold laq) and printed under them is> Huller ca 1930 & B&S Series 2001 No.3237 1998 Of course that might have just been the dates of the altos in the pics but I thought I'd add that imfo to the mix.
 
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