Inb4 "some italian guy" turns out to be Vacchiano. I have a 70 y.o. Strad', the original owner from the shop card is still alive, at least, according to google. I keep getting an itch to call him and see if he'd like to talk about it, but then life gets in the way. I wonder if the horn's got a cool story. The other vintage hooters I've got seem to have been played for short whiles, then put away and forgotten.