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Hi, i need some help to recognize model and year of made my Yanagisawa tenor. I can' t find any information about it, there is only serial number (0027810*)and Yani graver. Thanks for any informations.
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I’d guess 1978 by the serial number. It looks like the T-4 had except yours is two-tone.
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this is, almost certainly a T500, a good saxophone which was their attempt to make a product just a little bit cheaper than the 800 series at the time by saving on few details.

So they have a lesser value than other models and but they are good players.
 
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over the years I have learned that not al came with stainless steel springs (and other things like the spatula made of gold coloured plastic) but the ribless construction was the giveaway together with the absence of designation and the SN contemporaneity with the 800 series
 
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Interesting. I thought the springs were the bulletproof way to tell.
Do you know if it is the late/early 500s that had blued springs?
Anyhow - you know for sure that it is a 500 if the springs are stainless. I haven't seen stainless on other Yanis... apparently it may still be a 500 if it has blued springs.
 

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Hi. The springs are stainless in my model

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so, this is a good indicator that it is a T500
 
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