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  1. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    Hi all, (after years of just reading, I'd like to make a first post here, so a short introduction is in place). I'm Teake, playing tenor for about 35 years, in several pop/blues/jazz/gospel/bigband settings. I've got a Vito "Duke" tenor, made in france, nr 18778. Which probably makes it a...
  2. Jupiter
    Just got one off craigslist for so little it was almost free. Some scratches to the lacquer, but no dings or dents. Plays well with no problems. My other alto is a Japanese-made Vito, a YAS-23 style. I haven't done extensive comparison, but the ergonomics are very similar between the two...
  3. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    How do the older Vito tenors and altos compare with the newer (Japan) Vito horns?
  4. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    I have recently bought this tenor saxophone, and i have been searching online for information of this horn. However i cannot find anything about an E. Beuagnier "King" Tenor sax. I found on doctorsax mention of an alto sax in the "King" series but not the tenor. The serial number on the sax is...
  5. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi all, Hoping someone could give me their 3 cents. I was searching for a French Vito Alto with right hand bell keys that was not banged up for my son who plays tenor and wanted to add alto. I found one in the 23K serial number range on ebay. The seller represented that the horn played and...
  6. General Discussion
    Hey y'all! I used to play alto casually, but its been years since I have even touched a sax, let alone played one. Our local music store had a program called "rent to own" where you would rent an old beat up Yamaha and after years and probably 1000s of dollars they would give you it. Kind of a...
  7. Yamaha
    Were the "copper tinted lacquer" Yamaha Japan Vitos for Leblanc made only in the 1970's (i.e., only the YAS/YTS 21 Vito rather than the 23's)? I like the look of these horns and I am considering them for backup horns in outdoor or other "iffy" situations, as they are certainly capable...
  8. Bb Tenor
    Hey guys, I recently acquired a tenor saxophone from my grandfather who just passed away few months ago. I don't anything about this instrument and I really need your help identify the model and the value of the saxophone. Pads look excellent. It says VITO and the serial number is 635A...
  9. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I am selling a Yanigasawa made Vito Soprano Saxophone. I've had the horn for about 11 years and just don't play it often enough to keep it around. It still plays great and needs very little work, Best Musical in Oakland, CA says it needs a new octave pad, new cork, and the pads are slightly dry...
  10. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello family. I own a vito alto sax (yamaha YAS-25 model), and after a discussion I had with my wind repairing technician, I agreed to go through a complete repair, as my little repair visits became more frequent, and it was a good time to invest money for a complete repair. He told me that I...
  11. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi! I'm a junior in high school, and I have been playing flute seriously for eight years. Unfortunately, I like jazz, which doesn't readily welcome flute players in school bands. As expected, I am a bit overwhelmed. From watching Craigslist, I have seen almost nothing but Bundy and no-name...
  12. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    I am looking for an inexpensive soprano, and seeking information about new Vitos. I found that a new Vito 7133 can be bought for around $700. I've read on this site that older Vitos are generally pretty good, but I was wondering if anyone knows about the quality of a brand new Vito 7133. In...
  13. Bb Soprano
    I am looking for an inexpensive soprano. I found that a new Vito 7133 can be bought for around $700. I've read on here that older Vitos are generally pretty good. I was wondering if anyone knows about the quality of a brand new Vito 7133. In particular, would it be close to a $900 Antigua? Or a...
  14. Yanagisawa
    Hi all - new to the forum! I'm looking at a Vito baritone sax with serial number: 1174492 Anyone know what year it was made and who it was made by? I have only seen pictures of it, and have not yet been able to look at the horn itself. Any info would be greatly appreciated Thanks!!!;)
  15. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hello, I am sure that the answer to WHAT IS THE BEST GOOD INEXPENSIVE STUDENT INTERMEDIATE SAX question is easily found if you do a search in this forum for the Yamaha alto/tenor sax "YAS-21" or it's later variant the "YAS-23". (YTS-21or23) There is almost uniform agreement on the subject...
  16. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I just got a Yamaha-made Vito alto off eBay, and overall it's in rather good condition, but the bell has been curled back and poorly repaired: OK, someone walked into a door or dropped the horn and was too broke to get it fixed. No great mystery there. It's the more subtle bell damage that...
  17. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hey guys i have to choose between two altos that i have, one i just got today and the other ive had for a long time, ones going to charity the other one im keeping. i got a Conn from a friend who was giving it away to charity so i took it and told her i would give away the one that wasn't as...
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