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I just got this amazingly rare and special piece, an otto Link 4-ring transitional piece from Tonemaster to ‘Super’ Tonemaster; this is the first Super Tonemaster before the ‘Double Ring”. It is a NY production piece from the Otto Link (not Florida, Ben Harrod). This has the first super tonemaster body and from my feeling a slightly different chamber from Tonemaster as well, but not exactly the same as double ring. Of course the double rings models vary plenty amongst themselves but this still feels a bit different to me.
This type of piece was immortalized in photos of John Coltrane, specifically this set by Charles Stewart taken in 1964. He was always switching mouthpieces of course but it is interesting that this is somewhere near the ‘Love Supreme” recording time period.
Here, yet another in a line of reliably great 140-something thousand altos. These 140k medium bow altos are probably the best, most versatile players they ever made for altos. The earlier 5 digit medium bow altos are also great but not quite as loud and cutting as these. I have had a number of these from 139-149k and I have yet to play one that was not great.
This 148xxx is a player’s horn, not a museum piece. It has lived, had some dents, dings and scratches and lacquer wear. The pads are old and will need attention but it is a serious player with a thick, projecting sound. It is very aggressive and bright enough, not not shrill. Wide enough but not overly spread. it is going to be amazing with some pad tweaking or a complete setup as you choose. All original lacquer and US engraving.
Little words needed here, absolutely beautiful 1956 62xxx original US engraved tenor, original pads and resos, played very little ever. Still has factory setup and plays very well. Has that amazing fat, bright super free blowing response.
The greatest horns can still amaze on 60+ year old pads. Original neck, never bent, with matching numbers, original case with candy etc. Treasure!
These pieces speak for themselves. This is the most popular model and facing size of all metal Otto Links and with good reason. This one is an original player that received back in trade from a NY Pro who bought it from me many years back. As I remember, a great piece.
Here is a FL Otto Link ‘USA’ stamped tenor piece faced at 7*. This is basically original in every way except for a very very subtle rail balancing I did many years back, just received in trade from a Ny pro. Great piece as I remember.
Wonderfully chocolatey rich semi dark and very projecting vintage Selmer Soloist tenor saxophone mouthpiece meticulously crafted to .100 (7) tip size. This features an Early Babbitt style flat baffle allowing for nice upper range venting, a big fat sound and much precision. Don’t sleep on the old Selmer Soloists!
Original Otto Link “Reso Chamber” tenor mouthpiece. This is obviously all original, but the facing appears a bit worn. I suggest either a reface or at least an optimization. The piece is in nice shape and does not appear to have been worked on but probably just seen some action.
Otto Link Florida middle period (no USA, long baffle) slant sig. This piece has been masterfully restored and optimized at .100 tip (7) with an early EB style long flat baffle. There was a pickup hole filled in the top but it is flush and mostly invisible. This is one of the best slants ever, very fat and aggressive sound, not overly bright and not at all shy or muted, very forceful and edgy while still remaining darkly edged. This is a rare and truly great playing slant, very hard to match.
Very VERY nice playing fully vintage vibed no USA Otto Link FL .100 beautifully optimized, “Marinated”!