Otto Link FL Slant Sig Original 6 Rarity

Here we have an Otto Link early FL original 6 facing, untouched and in amazing condition.  This is a wonderful rare and extremely fun and tonally complex piece in a very optimal size for the period these were made in.  original examples such as this are so very hard to find now.  Original milling on table and tip rails and baffle are just beautiful!

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Otto Link Slant Signature “Marinated” .097 Masterpiece Tenor Mouthpiece

This piece is a work of art.  It was originally a 4* facing and I opened it to a 6** facing while retaining the original table and executing what I call a heart transplant, filling in the concave table (so-called French Curve).  By doing this I avoided losing any more height on the facing from the table flattening that would have otherwise been required.  The mouthpiece has not had the table reduced, nor has it had the tip shortened at all and I reached .097.

I also maintained a very original baffle and tip rail configuration.  The piece plays exceptionally concisely with a very popping bebop articulation.  The tone is characteristically thick as Slants are yet is also thrillingly compact with plenty of sizzle on top.

 

 

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Otto Link Slant Signature FL “W.T.” Tenor Mint Museum Piece

This is a once in a lifetime find, Otto Link Florida W.T. (Wolfe “Tayne” Tanenbaum) facing mint original condition tenor piece with original box. original milling marks visible on table and facing completely original and untouched without damage.  There is nothing really needed to say about this piece, everyone knows, the WT facings were designed for extra bright and power at a smaller facing, they are brighter.  It’s a super rare facing and a FL like this in mint condition, very few around.

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Dukoff Hollywood V-series Round Chamber 6* Specialty Tenor

This is a very very special piece, one which I ‘Marinated” and set up to perfection some decades back.  I used it as a main piece for gigging and recording on early MK VI and SBA which I was using at the time in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.  I hand faced this to .095 to optimize its response and used it exclusively for a number of years.  This piece can be heard here, on 64xxx and 62xxx MK VI tenors for all except one or two tracks:

HYPNOTIQUE, 2002

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