I happened across an Ebay Auction for a late 70's Vintage LaVoz reed guard and several boxes of unused Vandoren 3-3.5 reeds and a box of 2 1/2 Symmetricut reeds from the same period. The story on this was that they were found in an estate sale lot. I bid on the package for the LaVoz Aluminum Reed Guard and won every thing for 10.00 (free shipping from Michigan) The reed guard was worth the 10.00 alone. As I said though, I also got 7 10 packs of the VanDoren Reeds (all never opened) and the unopened 25 box of Symmetricuts. My question is do you think that after all those years, these reeds would still be useable? I've yet to really go through each box of reeds as they just arrived less than 30 minutes ago via USPS but I am just wondering if reed cane would still be viable after 30 + years, Either way, I have an excellent reed guard. But if the reeds are still good, man what a find. What do you guys think?