Vito USA Student Tenor Saxophone. Overall it is in good condition. The instrument has been serviced and maintained over the years. Eneral wear - possible light surface scratches and/or minor dents and dings.The pads are used but in playable condition. It may need a light adjustment. I have disclosed everything I know about this instrument. It is a used instrument and physical condition, play-ability is a personal opinion and subjective.
Excerpt from Saxophone Players Guide. Within the last 50 years, saxophones with Vito Saxophone name has served more students in marching or school bands than any other saxophone brand.
The Vito Sax was named after Vito Pascucci, who was the instrument repair technician for the famous Glenn Miller orchestra. After the end of the second World War, Vito helped establish the Kenosha, Wisconsin complex of the LeBlanc Company which was owned by Beaugnier of France which built and distributed saxophones in the United States. The Vito Instruments have been made by a number of companies that stenciled the Vito name on complete saxophones and then exported the instruments to the United States. Beaugnier of France made many of the saxophones carrying the Vito name and also produced saxophone parts that were assembled into finished instruments at the Leblanc complex in Wisconsin.Some of the saxophones or some of their parts, were produced by KHS of Taiwan. Both Yanagisawa and Yamaha of Japan also produced a number of Vito Saxophones. These instruments are generally regarded as being of good quality and sound. Though Vito Saxes were not usually considered the preferred choice of professional musicians, saxophones carrying the Vito name were used by some professional saxophonists mainly between the 1950s and the mid-1970s. These professional models, which were produced by Leblanc, are rare. Many are sought by saxophone collectors and professionals who enjoy the mellow sounds made by the professional models of a Vito. After about 1975, the Vito name was found exclusively on saxophones produced for the student and intermediate level markets. For a number of reasons, Vito Saxes are considered to be among the best available for the student saxophonist. The instruments are not as large and are specifically designed to fit smaller hands. The bottom curve is a bit wider on a these Saxes typically.
This design makes it easier for beginners to master the low notes which can be more difficult to reach on other models of saxophones. Leather pads help ensure a better seal and metal resonators over the pads add to overall sound quality. The item will be inspected upon return and if any original parts or pieces are missing you will be contacted to send the missing items back. Take a full set of pictures so the damage can be assessed.Because you are the shipper, we cannot initiate a claim. Please use the original packing material and box.
Please use original packing material inside the case around the item. Once the item is received, we will conduct a physical inspection. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "wmt2004" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.