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by saxman1981
(4 posts)
5 years ago

Can someone please help me indentify my vito

I bought a vito in ok conditions at a pawnshop. It has a nicer sound than my yas62iii. On the neck it has the leblanc sign and on the bell it says vito. Its dark golden lacquer and has a metal stationary thumb rest. Serial number is 6 digits 568986. Can someone tell me if its using yas 23 parts or yas 21 parts? And I was also wonder if you consider this a good horn or should I look for an older 23 or a 21 yamaha?

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  1. by GFC
    (794 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Can someone please help me indentify my vito

    Can't really tell you much without detailed pictures.  You seem to like it better than your Yamaha, which is the important thing.

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    1. by saxman1981
      (4 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: Can someone please help me indentify my vito

      Here are the pictures. It has 567356 on the serial number

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    2. by saxman1981
      (4 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: Can someone please help me indentify my vito

      Here are the pictures. It has 567356 on the serial number

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    3. by saxman1981
      (4 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: Can someone please help me indentify my vito

      Here are the pictures. It has 567356 on the serial number

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      1. by GFC
        (794 posts)

        5 years ago

        Re: Can someone please help me indentify my vito

        It looks pretty Yamaha 23-ish to me.  The Vito-Japan altos and tenors were made by Yamaha.  If it's a Vito-Japan horn it should be Model 7131 and have "Japan" stamped on it somewhere.  From the 1980s on, some Vitos were made by KHS, the Taiwanese company that produces the Jupiter brand.  The Taiwanese Vitos are lower quality clones of Yamahas called Model 7133.

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