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Yamaha serial and model number in dots

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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.
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I have a YAS-275 that I bought about 3 years ago now and the number is definately stamped. Maybe someone that owns a YAS-62 can let you know. The numbering on that sax looks like it has been made with a hand held engraving machine. Also it doesn't look like a Yamaha case.
It might be a fake, there are a lot around at the moment. The lettering and spacing of the lettering looks strange as well.
Hopefully one of the more experienced guys will chime in.
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