Anyone have any information on the B&S saxophone serial numbers (years)? I believe the stencils were made prior to the company making their own Medusas, as both my CJS alto and CJS tenor have earlier serial numbers then the two Medusa tenors I recently acquired.
01502x and 01573x is the spread between four horns that I have seen with The GB B&S labeled Medusas being toward the end and the stencils being at the front.
If anyone has any info to add, I think it might be interesting. I think it will show that even with the stencils included these horns (Medusas) have low production numbers (not a big surprise).
It would be interesting to see if CJS (Allora, Courtois) horns are in a certain range, or whether they were all mixed. It might suggest whether any manufacturing changes took place between 'brands'. If the serials are all mixed then it would probably suggest there is really no difference in any of them.
What's your serial?