Guys- I know that there is some info on these horns out there. They were made by Kanstul for a Phoneix music store and were "mid-level" horns. I have one w/a custom leadpipe which I pirated from another horn years ago (don't remember which, since I had about 30 of them...). The serial # on my horn is 998. It plays EXTREMELY well & almost identical to any Bach Strad I have ever tried....I guess it could be I got one of the best Virtu horns...???? Any similar or contrary experiences out there?