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    Default Vito Time Capsule from 1973

    I just opened a Vito Model 35 Case that has only been opened three times since 1973.

    It comes with the original receipt for its sale in 1966.

    Without further adieu please review the following historic photos















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    looks like a saxophone to me, but what do i know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastCoastGhost View Post
    looks like a saxophone to me, but what do i know?
    I do love an educated guess. However this sax has got its cork falling off and the pads look very very sad.

    It had one owner (i am told) so that owner during his jr and sr high years must have actually practiced.

    Otherwise the pads would just be old and not so spit stained.

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    Actually I can't evan see the pictures they take about a million years to load but I figured I just take a shot in the dark

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastCoastGhost View Post
    Actually I can't evan see the pictures they take about a million years to load but I figured I just take a shot in the dark
    They are about 2 Megs each. Are you using a 14.4 KB modem?

    I suppose I could down sample

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    Quote Originally Posted by FremontSax View Post
    They are about 2 Megs each. Are you using a 14.4 KB modem?

    I suppose I could down sample
    I wish I knew what your talking about but I don't

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    Default Re: Vito Time Capsule from 1973

    It looks just like this horn, only blurrier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal 2 View Post
    It looks just like this horn, only blurrier.
    Apparently not all Vito Saxs where made as non-blurry as others, we know it can't be my photography.... right?

    Very nice one Mal under a thousand and re-padded and re-corked. And sold? $995

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal 2 View Post
    It looks just like this horn, only blurrier.
    Know I can say without a doubt that that is a saxophone, I'm absolutly sure about it

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    ok ok ok I give..... when my camera finishes re-charging I will get some new photos and "shudder" open the case for the forth time.

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    That dent on the LH side of the bell looks familiar... did you buy this on eBay recently from Linnmarr of Virginia? If so, I was watching it, and made an offer, but they listed it for weeks, a few times, at over $500. Finally, they dropped it to something just over 350, if memory serves.

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    Default Re: Vito Time Capsule from 1973

    I'm glad you didn't open it as pictured in pic #1...UPSIDE DOWN

    And, hold off on the archive/archaic/antique tawk, as I -was- alive and mostly conscious in 1973...and I ain't THAT old, yet...

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