SSShhhh. $$$$$ going up.honkytone said:Man, I picked up another Vito/Beaugnier alto about a month ago--too cheap to pass up. Didn't even play it 'til today. Took a little tweaking, but this thing's in Mark VI territory, no joke. Sounds a lot like '68 Mark VI I had last year. Serial # is 196XX or so, and it's got a couple construction details I didn't recognize, like a straight rod body to bell brace--usually it's U-shaped. Dunno, but they really did something right on this one. By far the best sounding & playing of these horns I've had.