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by erdebear
(1 post)
9 years ago

Conn and yanagisawa Alto ID please

Can anyone help? I am a little confused with all these Conn Numbers. I have just bought a Conn 18M Serial No: n220269. Can anyone date this for me? also I have a Yanagisawa alto with serial no: A-5171189, that i am interested in info too? Thank You.

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  1. by Dave Dix
    (421 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Conn and yanagisawa Alto ID please

    The conn is 1970 but i haven't a clue about yani's Dave

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    1. by connsaxman_jim
      (2336 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Conn and yanagisawa Alto ID please

      YANIGASAWA Serial# Year -------------00102143 1980 00102144 - 00106981 1981 00106982 - 00111892 1982 00111893 - 00117142 1983 00117143 - 00122663 1984 00122664 - 00128485 1985 00128486 - 00134903 1986 00134904 - 00141658 1987 00141659 - 00149774 1988 00149775 - 00156006 1989 00156007 - 00162968 1990 00162969 - 00170073 1991 00170074 - 00177117 1992 00177118 - 00184318 1993 00184318 - 00192177 1994 Please Note: Before 1980 the 3rd and 4th digit of the serial number reflect the year.

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      1. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Conn and yanagisawa Alto ID please

        If I understand this list correctly, the A stands for alto, and it would be a 1971. That would have to be one of the first Yani's. I'm not too familiar with them, but I didn't think they started bringing them into the US until 1973.

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