I am returning to the sax after a number of years and have limited knowledge. I have spent hours on this website trying to learn, but I cannot find this little question discussed. I am thinking of purchasing an intermediate Yamaha alto sax, however, the model/serial number/made in usa are engraved using a series of dots rather than a solid line. Most/all others I have seen use a solid line for this information. Does the use of dots suggest anything I should know before purchasing? Everything else about this instrument looks like normal Yamaha to me. Thanks for any help! I really enjoy this website.
Ref the one in the eBay ad,
The serial number etc is very unlike yamaha standards. I have owned 5 over 20 years and seen many others but never seen this.
The rest of the sax looks authentic enough from the pics.
It may be a bit long winded but in my experience you do get a reply from yamaha if you email them. That may give you piece of mind but unless you are sure best not buy.
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