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.
This is an original US lacquered and engraved Selmer Mark VI tenor Saxophone #124xxx, later Coltrane model period. The horn has mostly original pads and resonators, the pads are obviously old yet It plays in a very promising, satisfying way.
The body has a few minor dings, the neck had some past pulldown, repaired nicely now. Very pretty dark lacquer and wonderful colorful tone.
This horn was a big project. Now fully restored with (mostly) original resonators and excellent harder pads, bow to body soldered, all toneholes dressed, keys fitted etc etc.. huge job. Such a wonderful horn, organic and lyrical yet edgy and dry sounding, also quite compact center.
For those who are still wondering, yes original US lacquer/engraving and matching original neck.
Just in, mind blowingly great 88xxx Selmer MK VI soprano, still playing it, just hard to put down. Original lacquer has normal aging spots. No solders or damage other than some smoothing on one side of the bell rim. Super rare with high F# which is a major bonus on soprano.
This is an incredible find, not sure it will be for sale. Five digit Selmer sopranos are extremely hard to find now, this is a special order High F# original lacquer in excellent condition. It is so strange, but it really seems to have the same quality as late 80k tenors do; spread, even scale, colorful, powerful and very flexible. It is actually quite different from many other five digit Selmer sopranos I have had and played. This may be the best Selmer soprano I have ever played.