This lovely old 1972 Yamaha had spent its days in Colorado USA where the air is clean and had not suffered any corrosion whatsoever.
It was imported into the UK in October 2013 without its US title.
The minimum we require is the chassis number, a photo of the bike, your details and payment but please try to send us as much documentation as possible - tips are listed below - and our appointed Dating Officer will get your Motorbike Registration arranged with the minimum of fuss.
Even so, its possible from this record to assemble a basic serial number chart for these instruments. It will hopefully provide a useful resource for the approximate dating of Yamaha's French Horns as their own websites have inconsistencies in the manufacture dates.Whilst you’re here why not see all of our current Yamaha pianos for sale on our Stocklist ? For the purposes of dating, you can ignore the H, M, A, or other letters that may appear before the numbers.The main thing you learn from serial numbers is the age of the instrument of course.Although the dates in these charts are reasonably accurate, there may be some discrepancies for various reasons.A serial number can of course be used to identify a stolen instrument.If a seller does hide part of the number you may wonder if they are trying to hide the fact that it is stolen.For example, the record shows that all of the recorded Adolphe Sax instrument sales between 1940-1941 were from instruments already manufactued between 1931-36.There is a fairly detailed record of these instruments recorded in a log book in the Selmer archives in Paris up to 1936 through serial number ~1364. Instruments manufactured after 1936 range in serial number from ~1350-3600. By comparing early verses later instruments, it becomes clear that some Adolphe Sax Selmer saxophones were assembled from the old Adolphe Sax tooling and other were put togther using parts and tooling from the Selmer St. Motorbike Registrations took care of tye rest and she will be gracing the UK roads this Summer !"It's a pity this site doesn't have sound, because there's nothing quite like the shriek of a Kawasaki two-stroke triple being given some stick.Its likely that production of Adolphe Sax instruments ceased at the onset of WWII sometime after May of 1940.Any Adolphe Sax instrument sold after this date was most likely already made or assemble from pre-existing parts.Came into the UK as a restoration project, registered by us and now finished to a very high standard. Broke the hearts of all the British bike manufacturers when first introduced. Sold in their millions and now a classic collectors bike.