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OK, I just tried a 39T today. It was very well set-up with good sized metal resonators, in pretty darn good condition, with 90% original lacquer. It was pretty underwhelming. Pretty dark, very polite sound. Better intonation than my 38T. Not even close to the best Beaugnier I've played, which is JohnInDenver's 37 tenor. Now that horn is an absolute BEAST.

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BD, This may be a factor. I own a number of these in Noblet and Vito branding. The neck you see on this one with the brace has a very different profile than many of the Vito branded models. This neck is usually with the Noblet Face models and a much more slender neck with no brace is on most of the Vito's. I have several of each neck, and with the slimmer one they play as you experienced, more dark, classical, and polite. Jazzman Ted actually mentions the 2 neck styles in one of his videos.

I just sold my Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action Tenor on Epay about 10 days ago. Comparing the neck style in this Vito listing (And 2 of my Noblet's) to my Selmer SBA neck it appeared really close to my Selmer SBA neck. Epay had given me a special listing promotion for a max final value fee of $10 bucks each on up to 5 items. I sold my SBA Tenor, SBA alto, and a Buffet R-13 for total fees of $30 bucks! I finally got one over on Ebay.

My SBA pair and SBA Tenor Neck. I'll snap some pics of the 2 Vito / Tenor Necks and post
 

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Well I am gonna chime in with a contrary experience. I am the guy who purchased this 39T and I have completed the refurb. I have here in the shop a Buescher 'Crat, a King Cleveland, and an Eastman 640 as far as tenors go. I also have this puppy, another Beaugnier stencil, right hand bellkeys with traditional keywork:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-SA...2B71E9fGsY%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc

Before I ship out the 39 I am gonna do some body tube measurements and compare it to the other Beaugnier...I am guessing there are elements in the specs which are gonna be identical (although the 39 has offset lower stack holes, while the other does not).

That's my report:salute:
Good Job, PDXLID

I'm glad somebody got that one. I have gone back and looked at it a few times, and it is unique in all of the Beaugnier Vito's I have seen. It seems to be a Noblet Face, but with a Vito Brand on it. Most of those were all made in 1959 and 1960. Your horn even has the face on the neck. I have 2 of the Noblet Face Tenors. And 3 Vito Branded Beaugnier Tenors. They all are great horns.

The pictured Noblet Face Tenor had this card denoting it as model 79. The only time I have seen a model number attributed to the "Face" model.

Willy O in Minnesota
 

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