Rare Vintage Vako Orchestron owned by Alphonse Mouzon

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Alphonse Mouzon was a jazz fusion drumming legend. He was an influence to many famed musicians such as Questlove of The Roots, and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. In addition to touring and making about 20 albums as a solo artist, Alphonse was a founding member of Weather Report, and he recorded and toured with an extensive list of some of the biggest names in music. Alphonse passed on an impressive collection of vintage instruments and gear to his family, and they have decided to sell much of it through Astound Sound.

This Vako Orchestron is an incredibly unique and rare piece of history. It is estimated that Vako only ever manufactured 70-100 Orchestrons and much less than that exist today. In addition to the rarity of this instrument, it was owned by a jazz music legend and he played it on tracks such as "Behind Your Mind" by Alphonse Mouzon, and "Cosmoba Place" by Alphonso Johnson.

    This Orchestron comes with 17 discs, some of which are duplicates, and also the Orchestron road case which has Alphonse's name stenciled on it. We have been working on the unit and now have it working and playing in tune with full functionality of the controls. We are just going to clean the contacts now and will be posting a video soon so you can hear how it sounds!

    comes with the following disks:

    Cello (3)
    Flute (2)
    Violins (3)
    Solo French horn (2)
    Vocal choir (4)
    Hammond B3
    Pipe Organ
    Saxophone