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Woodwind Serial Number Link List

AKUSTIK Saxophones
ALEXANDRE (SELMER) Clarinets
AMERICAN STANDARD All Woodwinds
WT ARMSTRONG

Flutes, Piccolos, and Saxophones
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ARTLEY

Flutes, Piccolos, and Clarinets
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B&S

Saxophones
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E BEAUGNIER (see also Vito and Leblanc) Saxophones Note
F BESSON

All Instruments
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BOOSEY AND HAWKES

All Woodwinds
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BUESCHER

All Woodwinds

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Dörfler & Jörka Saxophones  
EVETTE & SCHAEFFER, BUFFET-CRAMPON S.A.

Clarinets
Oboes
Saxophones

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BUNDY (incl. SIGNET)

All Woodwinds

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CANNONBALL SAXOPHONES Saxophones
CLEVELAND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS All Woodwinds
CG CONN All Woodwinds
COUESNON For all instruments prior to appx. 1937, there is a grenade fruit with a number inside it stamped on the horn. That number is the year of manufacture.  
CUNDY - BETTONEY Flutes, Piccolos, and Clarinets
Henry DISTIN All Instruments
DOLNET Saxophones
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Peter EATON Clarinets
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FOX Double-Reeds
IDA MARIA GRASSI

Saxophones
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Wm. S. HAYNES Flutes and Piccolos
Wilhelm HECKEL Bassoons
HAMMERSCHMIDT Saxophones
HOHNER Saxophones
Frank HOLTON Saxophones
JUPITER All Instruments
Brua C. KEEFER Saxophones and Clarinets Note
Julius KEILWERTH (and H-COUF) Saxophones Note
KING (HN WHITE)

Saxophones
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KOHLERT All Instruments Note
LA SAX All Instruments
A. LAUBIN Double-Reeds
G. LEBLANC

Clarinets (see also)
Saxophones

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LINTON Oboes and Bassoons
F. LORÉE (CABART) Double-Reeds
Louis LOT Flutes
Robert MALERNE

Clarinets
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MARIGAUX (see also SML)

Double Reeds
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MARTIN BAND INSTRUMENT COMPANY

Saxophones
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MARTIN FRERES Clarinets
MONANZI Flutes
NOBLET

Clarinets
Saxophones

NORMANDY Clarinets
FE OLDS All Instruments
L. PIERRET

Saxophones
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Verne Q. POWELL Flutes
G. PRUEFER Clarinets
PUCHNER All Instruments
FA REYNOLDS All Instruments
RIGOUTAT Double-Reeds
Luis ROSSI Clarinets
RUDALL & ROSE Flutes
A. SAX

All Instruments
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SELMER (PARIS)

Clarinets
Saxophones

SELMER (UK/London) Clarinets
SELMER (USA) Clarinets
SML (Strasser-Marigaux-Lemaire)

Saxophones (PDF)
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VITO Saxophones Note
WELTKLANG

Saxophones (Excel File)
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YAMAHA Saxophones Note
YANAGISAWA Saxophones
JW YORK

Saxophones
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Beaugnier:

If you decided to play around with the serial numbers on http://www.doctorsax.biz/beaugnier_ser_nos.htm, note that he doesn't differentiate between the Leblanc System (two/three versions), Rationale (whichever spelling you wish) and Semi Rationale (two versions).

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Boosey and Hawkes:

1. Boosey and Hawkes is a combination of the Boosey company and the Hawkes company. Hawkes produced their own instruments, for a time, and combined with Boosey in the 1930s. Boosey and Hawkes have been, since that time, sheet music producers and importers.

2. A lot of the saxophones stamped "Boosey and Hawkes" are stencil instruments. To read more about stencils, please read my article HERE.

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Keefer:

The vast majority of saxophones stamped "Keefer" are stencils.

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Buescher:

Horns stamped "The Buescher Band Instrument Company" from the 1920's are stencils, as are the modern BU-series of horns available from Selmer, and follow different serial number charts.

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Buffet-Crampon:

1. A small, but significant, percentage of all Buffet and/or Evette-Schaeffer woodwinds in the 1900-1930 range (or so) were Conn stencils and do not have Buffet serial numbers. In the 1990's, Keilwerth stenciled a saxophone for Buffet called the "Expression" and that model has a Keilwerth serial number.

2. The modern Buffet 400 (and similar) are Asian-made and do not follow these serial number charts.

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Bundy:

1. The Bundy in question here is from approximately 1950 to date. Earlier horns were a mixture of Conn and Buescher stencils.

2. For a brief time, Bundy and Bundy Special saxophones were available from Keilwerth and Dörfler & Jörka, are stamped "Made in Germany" and do not have a Bundy serial number.

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Julius Keilwerth:

Except for the ST-90 I and EX-90 I and II, the ST-90 and EX-90 were not made by Keilwerth and probably do not have Keilwerth serial numbers. For a chart of those models, see THIS.

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Kohlert:

The modern Kohlert instruments are made in China or Taiwan. Their serial number format is completely different. The serial numbers listed here are for the German/Czech made instruments.

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LeBlanc:

Leblanc does not give out serial number charts. If you ask them, EXCESSIVELY NICELY, about a serial number off a horn you own, they might tell you when it was made.

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SML:

1. The SML A400/T400 are Asian-made stencils not made under the authority of SML and are not included in this chart.

2. Some very early SML saxophones were stencils. There are also occasional late-model stencils. For further info, click HERE.

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Vito:

Vito saxophones have been made by Vito (Wisconsin), Beaugnier, Leblanc, Yamaha, Jupiter and Yanagisawa. Keep this in mind when attempting to date your instrument.

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Yamaha:

These serial numbers are probably only for the Vito labeled YAS-21/23/25 stencils. However, these serials might apply to all Yamsaha instruments.

The standard info on Yamaha serial numbers is that they are not sequential and you need to contact Yamaha directly for information.

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