By Lori Spencer

Musicians who play, sell, and collect vintage saxophones always pay close attention to the instrument’s serial number. Knowing the serial number can help confirm the brand, model, and the location of the factory where the sax was made. The manufacturer’s original stamp typically will also display the maker’s name and logo. Saxophone serial numbers differ from model numbers in that serial numbers are longer and contain mostly numbers. As an example, an Aristocrat Series II is a model number made by Buescher; the serial number might look like 294125.

Saxophone serial numbers can tell you quite a bit about an instrument. If you wanted to find out when your Beuscher Aristocrat Series II sax was made…

Read more at http://www.wisegeek.com/how-do-i-find-saxophone-serial-numbers.htm

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