Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

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Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by YamahaCollector » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:53 pm

Hi Fluteland Members,

I'd like to share a COMPLETE list of all Yamaha Flute model numbers with you.

I'm actually a trumpet player by trade and got bored one day so I decided to compile a complete list of all of the Yamaha trumpet models as it seemed that it hadn't been done before (or recently). Yamaha seemed to list most models, but they were spread across all of their various international websites and not all located in one location. It also quickly became apparent that different sections of the various international Yamaha organisations had different ideas about when certain models were introduced and discontinued. In addition to that there were some models that Yamaha didn't officially list although they certainly existed, not to mention rare limited edition models only ever offered in Japan. After completing the Trumpet model list I have since gone on and completed a list for Trombones, French Horns and now Flutes.

You will see in the list that I try to include at least 2 official Yamaha verification sources for each model, as well as a catalog reference. At the bottom of the list are links to the various Flute related catalogs I have as reference so far. As time permits I will be filling in all of the specific model specifications and details. I never thought I'd know so much about inline or offset keywork, B or C footjoints, C# trill keys, soldered or drawn toneholes etc...

For the other instruments I have cataloged so far I have also created a database of Yamaha serial numbers. Yamaha seems to be a bit tight lipped about their serial numbers in general. You can email them at the US Band and Orchestral Division for a date of manufacture for a particular serial but before about 1982 not much is known to them. (They are actually now following these lists and updating their own model/discontinued model lists and links). If there is enough interest I will set up a Serial Database for the Yamaha Flute serial numbers also. I'm an instrument nerd so am more than happy to do it just for fun or interest sake, just ask me to.

If this list has any errors, typing mistakes, omissions or a new model is released feel free to contact me and I will endeavor to add or correct those details. Just please be kind, as I am a trumpet player after all.

Flute
Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model List


Trumpet
Complete Yamaha TRUMPET Model List
Yamaha TRUMPET Serial Number Database
Yamaha TRUMPET Serial Number Database - Submission Form

Trombone
Complete Yamaha TROMBONE Model List
Yamaha TROMBONE Serial Number Database
Yamaha TROMBONE Serial Number Database - Submission Form

French Horn
Complete Yamaha FRENCH HORN Model List
Yamaha FRENCH HORN Serial Number Database
Yamaha FRENCH HORN Serial Number Database - Submission Form



Feel free to join me on FaceBook, just search for my FaceBook page "YamahaCollector".

I'm also very appreciative of pdf scans of any Yamaha related marketing material, brochures, catalogs, advertising and even instrument owners manuals. I'm building a back catalog to use as reference for ALL yamaha wind/brass/orchestral instruments, and any I have I am happy to share. I REALLY like hard paper copies of these items but in this day and age I'm more than happy with pdf scans. I can be emailed at:

yamahacollector@gmail.com

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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by pied_piper » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:53 pm

Welcome and thanks for sharing your work. That's a nice resource for anyone interested in Yamaha musical instruments!
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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by Zevang » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:04 am

Nice work!

You may include the Yammy that was my first flute, a model from the 70's. Actually there were two models I took contact with at that time, the 21-N (Nickel plated) and the 21-S (Silver plated), both with E-Mech and Off Set G and C Foot.
Mine was the 21-S.

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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by YamahaCollector » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:42 pm

Hi Zevang,

Thanks for the heads up about the two 21 models, it seems other than 2nd hand sales they have slipped off of the Yamaha map completely. They have now been added to the list.

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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by YamahaCollector » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:40 pm

As promised, I have now created an online Yamaha FLUTE Serial Number Database.

Flutes
Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List
Yamaha FLUTE Serial Number Database
Yamaha FLUTE Serial Number Database Submission Form

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Thank You: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by flutego12 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:59 pm

Thanks Yamaha Collector for compiling the Model Number List.

I just called Yamaha USA at numbers to confirm my flute details as I had gotten it secondhand 17mths ago.
Phone – 714-522-9011 (9-5 Pacific Time)
Fax – 714-522-9475

Just to add to the list -
My YFL 371 Allegro HIIAL
Serial Number: D443xx
was manufactured in Japan
Year of Manufacture (July) 2009; Amend backdate Flute Model Listing to at least 2009 i/o 2011
Sold in the USA, and
is a CURRENT MODEL
(though I saw somewhere that the 371s have been discontinued)
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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by YamahaCollector » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:39 pm

I'm teaching myself some webpage creation skills, to help collate all of the model number lists, serial numbers lists, catalogs etc. Come and find me here

YamahaCollector's Yamaha Loyalist Website

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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by Zevang » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:42 pm

Cool ! ;-)

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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by flutego12 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:00 am

YamahaCollector wrote:I'm teaching myself some webpage creation skills, to help collate all of the model number lists, serial numbers lists, catalogs etc. Come and find me here

YamahaCollector's Yamaha Loyalist Website

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Great.
Pl note my last notes re YFL 371HIIAL - Year of manufacture was July 2009, thus predating your tentative start of production shown 2011.
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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by YamahaCollector » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:07 pm

Thanks flute2go,

I have updated the model list to reflect the fact that the YFL-371HIIAL was available as early as 2009.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List - Clarinets

Post by wuffeeflaute » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:36 am

Yamaha Collector, would you have a list for Clarinets?

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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by YamahaCollector » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:37 pm

Yes,

Google "Yamaha Loyalist" and you should find it.

I've completed lists for ALL Orchestral Winds.

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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by flutego12 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:08 am

YamahaCollector wrote:Yes,

Google "Yamaha Loyalist" and you should find it.

I've completed lists for ALL Orchestral Winds.

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YamahaCollector
BRAVO!!!! For Clarinets too? :D

Incidentally, when were the 4XXXXXX Yamaha 221's made? Are they Indonesian made or Chinese made. The badge on the "made in Indonesia" hardcase is the larger, silver printed, flat, shiny sticker "badge" rather than the raised gold lettering YAMAHA which sit on a piece of plastic which is sits snuggly within a square groove.
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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by blowtorch711 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:55 am

Hi. Not sure if you're still maintaining this list of Yamaha flutes, but in case you're interested, I have one you could add. I was in Japan a couple weeks ago, went flute shopping, and picked up a YFL-517. Hand-made in Japan for the Japanese market, not sold in the USA AFAIK. Closed hole, C-foot, offset G, split E. Headjoint: Silver, "Type Am" (I believe this is a more recent variant of the Type A). It seems to play very nicely. Hope that is of some use (if you want photos, let me know, I could take some for you).

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Re: Complete Yamaha FLUTE Model Number List

Post by mcicuttini » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:34 am

Hello!, I find that the List is offline!!!, could you post it as XLS or in another format?!?! It is extremely useful! Thanks a lot! :D

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