A serial number can of course be used to identify a stolen instrument. Although the dates in these charts are reasonably accurate, there may be some discrepancies for various reasons. When it arrives I will install it if it is the right size and shape. This saxophone has only been used for around two years and plays like new. This may just be paranoia as I have never heard of this happening, nor can I understand how it could happen. Does anyone know how to decode that serial? The brand was then replaced by Weltklang. It needs two bits of soldering work done and it will then be in a near mint condition.
The horns from that era can be pretty inconsistent but he might have a good one on his hands. Good photos of the entire horn, back and front. From time to time we have a holiday, in which case items will take longer, look out for any noticesd at the top of the page re:holidays. I had, frankly, not really considered that. There are definitely some diamonds in the rough from that era. If you're anything like me, you'll have to print it out to be able to read it.
If it were mine, I'd maybe have a go at soldering it, then you have a totally free sax not including materials. The entire Jupiter 500 series are made in China and the Jupiter 700 series are assembled in Taiwan. Yes, I know, this page is pretty dang long. It also comes with a ligature and a neck strap. A parts catalog is currently available free of charge from Jupiter.
Why will it cost that much to fix? While these documents may be difficult to tie directly to the saxophone—as they are exterior to the instrument—a questionable serial number is preferable to none at all, and perhaps you can find a listing for your serial number that indicates why the number would not be stamped on the instrument itself. But the explanation above doesn't help me figure out what A09419 means, and in fact I don't know if the 0 is a zero or the letter O. Unfortunately the serial numbering system that was used had no decade information so in 1999 the serial number format was changed from a digit format to a letter format. Are these saxophones nice instruments? For overseas shipment, please contact me. But the horn is solid and straight and ready to play.
Getting back to Akustik… Originally the Sächsische Musikinstrumentenfabrik produced only alto saxophones. I've got lots more pictures than I have put links to here. The brass and silver plates used for the instruments bodies are imported from Japan as are the knock pins and natural cork. This instrument is keyed up to High F and has many modern features such as the and the to keep the low C closed on fast passages. Drop me an e-mail if interested…see below.
The saxophones built by the Sächsische Musikinstrumentenfabrik were sold under the name Akustik. The area around the bell's rim either inside or out will be a good place to check, as the number may be imprinted there. If you cannot find yours, chances are reasonably good it is not actually a product made by the company whose name it caries. Akustik saxophone features The Akustik brand had a few features that were rather unique: 1. No were does it say Taiwan which it is supposed to, either near the logo or near the serial number. Comes with hard carrying case, in excellent condition, as well as neck strap, wax, cleaning kit and additional new reeds. Miguel told me that it is the equivalent of the Yamaha Yas 23, or at least that is what I think he said.
Please do a search of your download destination directory before contacting us. To help decide which decade the instrument is from, the Jupiter logo designs can be used. Imported European components are often used and most raw materials are imported from Japan. The lower end models use parts from the Chinese factory and then are assembled in Taiwan or are totally made in the Chinese factory after it opened for business in 1996. Due to the ever increasing labour cost, repairing a perfectly good but low in market value saxophone is, often times, costing as much as one would pay for a saxophone in no ned of repair.
If they are reasonable saxophones then I shall take it to my local Dawkes and get them to solder the relevant parts and then give it a blow. I will certainly get it repaired, will also check and see if it needs re-padding. The problem with this system is that Jupiter has been manufacturing instruments for over a decade. I see that you have a replacement that says it is for one with high F. The resulting number then would represent the year after 1984 that the instrument was manufactured.
Without that information, an accurate monetary evaluation is impossible. He said the Yamaha is more expensive than the Jupiter bugt other than that the Jupiter is just as good or better. I need to break it up into individual pages, or. I will be adding more soon, as well as checking for accuracy and updating these with more historical and instrument information. Allegedly, it was bought in England three years ago. Warning Do not confuse the model number with the serial number.
Serial numbers are not typically stamped there, but these areas are worth checking. They now come to me with a lacquered brass key as shown. Ideally you should have a record of the serial number with your sales receipt and won your insurance details. Starts with a number not a letter? Out of stock or special order mouthpieces can take between 6 and 10 weeks for manufacturing. If you can post pictures of the logo on the octave key as well as what the engraving on the bell says, that would help out.