This was a very long, slow and rewarding restoration project. The horn is 119xxx, 1964. It was left perhaps in a damp environment and the surface had corroded UNDER the lacquer so badly that it was multicolored and very ugly.
This King is my personal player. It has full pearls, original lacquer and a lot of it even still on the neck. It has a nice overhaul done by someone else, not sure whom, but it plays like a champ with an absolutely huge sound contrasted by a very nice compact compression that is a bit rare for Kings, which is why I kept this one for myself for a long time. I would say this horn is really on the bright side for Kings. It is tons of fun, very loud and has a lot of color, killer Jazz horn but easily handles RnB and electric volume.
This horn lacks nothing accept someone to play it. It’s been sitting here because for whatever reason, habit of mouth comfort I suppose, I tend towards the MK VI. This is not a horn I planned to sell, nor want to sell. I don’t NEED to sell it either but I simply don’t want to see it sitting as it is too damn good.
This horn has a superior complex tone and and rings. The pads and setup are very nice and tight and fresh. This horn is a true favorite!
Original equipment for Selmer SBA, these are excellent colorful pieces with focus. E is a rare larger size and plays great!
Very nice condition wonderful rich and versatile pieces.
Needs a little tarnish cleaning but otherwise original and clean tip/facing.
This piece is a nuanced and complex beast. This is the earliest (non-double ring) “super tonemaster” still showing the serial number. These are both very rare and very very good playing models. This one, stamped 6* came to me in slightly disrespected condition and I have restored it to an amazingly rich and colorful ringing classic player.
Links like this are usually not bright compared to a Berg Larsen or modern rock/pop mouthpiece but this has a rather significant baffle and has a lot of presence and brightness for a Link. The old style chamber provides an extremely fat and complex sound character. It is not a shy piece and is great fun to play. The tip size is right around .098 on my tools with a clean and excellent facing and nice slightly flat baffle. This is a collector’s piece for a real player.
Beautiful vintage Selmer Soprano C* on table. These have excellent tonal balance and color!
Very vintage Selmer fluted Soprano mouthpiece, similar to Coltrane models, wonderfully balanced and colorful tone.
Beautiful original Otto Link Florida USA 6. These are hard to find in excellent original condition, and later models with an extra bit of punch.