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Hi guys!

I have a question for you all concerning the modell of my Yanagisawa. I just bought it yesterday, and the mechanics are pretty elaborate, so I strongly think it's not a counterfeit, but the SN is throwing me off.
Here are some pics and specs for you all.

Stencil: Made by Yanagisawa
Thumb rest: Dark red
Serial Number: 05791373
Sound: Beautiful

Hopefully somebody knows a fact or two about my new beauty!
Cheers, Philip
 

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you probably mean T-500.

This has been discussed many times before. The horn is contemporary to other models but wa an attempt to be slightly cheaper than the top line at the time. It is therefore often confused with the T-800 but it isn’t.

The construction isn’t ribbed, the springs are (not always) cylindrical stainless steel instead of the blue steel needle springs and often,but not always, the activator of the Bb is made of golden color plastic.

This forum has large archives, If you look up the term T-500 you will find many threads ( I actuially get 6500 hits by looking IN THE GOOGLE CUSTOM SEARCH BOX here top middle of the page https://www.saxontheweb.net the term T-500)

here a selection for you

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?224824-T800-and-T500-differences
https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?200965-Yanagisawa-t500-but-with-blue-steel-springs
https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?185250-What-model-is-this-T6-or-500
 

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I love these old Yanagisawas. They’re great saxes for the money. The ergonomics are closer to Selmer than anything else I’ve had. Nice sound, a little on the dark side, but they play well and are durable.
For some reason I think these models may have some other plastic parts like the low Eb key?
 

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OP, as the posts above indicate, there is nothing wrong with the serial number on your horn. You just have an older Yanagisawa that was built before Yany adopted its current, purely sequential numbering system.
 
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