Posted by BobF on May 21, 1999 at 15:24:05:
Is there a way to roughly date older Mirafones? It has no serial number, which, I assume, indicates that it's pre-1960. It has the "S" valve linkages and no bell ring. Lacquer is gone (if it ever had any), but it does have silver-colored ferrules. Are there any other characteristics that might help date it?