Woodwind.OrgThe Clarinet BBoardThe C4 standard

  BBoard Equipment Study Resources Music General    
 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Help/Rules  |  Smileys/Notes  |  Log In   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 
 Vito Resotone 3: Original Mouthpiece?
Author: Ben Shaffer 
Date:   2019-04-23 20:56

So I picked up a Vito Resotone 3, 7212 at a local Pawnshop for $50 several years ago.
I just had it overhauled in anticipation of my grandson taking up the Clarinet.
I don't recall that it had a Mouthpiece when I bought it.
I'st got the Oval logos with Vito spelled out in boxy Letters
The Clarinet is shiny.
it's got a Bell without the metal ring.
On line the Serial Number which is A54044 indicates it was made in the mid 80's but I don't know how accurate that List is
Quick question does anyone know what the Original Mouthpiece would be for this Clarinet? Just curious
If I had to guess I would think the Vito 2 by woodwinds
BTW, this is not a plea for Mouthpiece suggestions for my Grandson, as I've got a bunch for him to try :)

Post Edited (2019-04-24 02:22)

Reply To Message
 Re: Vito Resotone 3: Original Mouthpiece?
Author: Doug Leach 
Date:   2019-04-23 21:53

Without knowing where you might find an original, if you knew what it was, since your grandson will be starting new, why not start him off with either a Behn Overture or Fobes Debut. I think most people here would agree that either of these would be a great place to start.




Reply To Message
 Re: Vito Resotone 3: Original Mouthpiece?
Author: Wicked Good 2017
Date:   2019-04-24 00:32

My Vito Resotone 3 (Dazzler) clarinets all came with Woodwind Company USA mouthpieces, with the Vito stylized "clarinet bell" logo. I assume that standard black Resotone 3s did as well, but I don't know that for certain.

They're fun horns that I loan out to local groups to mix-and-match for their festive concerts. Red-white-blue for patriotic gigs, red-white for Christmas gigs, red-white-green for Italian gigs, etc. Audiences like them.

There are only 10 kinds of people in the world:
Those who understand binary math, and those who don't.

Reply To Message
 Re: Vito Resotone 3: Original Mouthpiece?
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-04-24 01:14

If all "Dazzlers" are Resotone 3s, I can say for sure that they came with a matching mouthpiece. I once passed on a $300 red Dazzler with a matching red mouthpiece for sale at an antique store and regretted it ever since!

...............Pau Aviles

Reply To Message
 Re: Vito Resotone 3: Original Mouthpiece?
Author: Ursa 
Date:   2019-04-24 06:27

Vintage Vitos came with a hard rubber Vito 2V France mouthpiece. These were made from a a Riffault blank.

Despite being hard rubber, I think they are best avoided.

Reply To Message
 Re: Vito Resotone 3: Original Mouthpiece?
Author: Ben Shaffer 
Date:   2019-04-24 16:46

Don't forget the even rarer Yellow dazzler.
Here's one being offered for $449


Reply To Message
 Re: Vito Resotone 3: Original Mouthpiece?
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-04-24 19:06

ah Ben..............tempter!!!!!

The seller was nice enough to show the chip in the mouthpiece's tip rail. My red one was.....


................Paul Aviles

Reply To Message
 Avail. Forums  |  Threaded View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 

 Avail. Forums  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Remember my login:
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Search Woodwind.Org

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

The Clarinet Pages
For Sale
Put your ads for items you'd like to sell here. Free! Please, no more than two at a time - ads removed after two weeks.

     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact charette@woodwind.org