Most of the Corton I've seen were manufactoried in the 70's and they were also made by Amati. They rumour says that Corton saxes were also made in former East-Gemany (DDR) but I've never seen one. The Corton Deluxe was a Yangisawa stencil also from the 70's. Serial # on stencils can be "tricky"! Some follow the manufactor and other distributors/brandholder had thier own serial #.
Thanks Thomas. I currently own a corton badged Lafleur bought brand new in 1983. I am aware of the history of Corton and their various badges, stencil and current production. I'm looking at a specific alto that was bought new and never played. Just trying to date it. Don't know if it's a bargain or a booby prize lol. But I do like them.
Built like a tank with a very simple action. After playing the G4M for a couple or three years I find the LH table is in the wrong place for me these days. When I play it my pinky completely misses the table.