This is a recent restoration I did of an Otto Link ‘double ring’ tenor piece that I found in very worn condition. I have reconstructed the biteplate and protected it with a patch. I completely treated the table, tip, baffle and facing. I did use a specific facing on this piece making it play pretty much exactly like some of the best original early FL and double ring Links I have had. Wow, that was quite a success. One of the best DR’s I have ever done, this one also labeled “masterpiece”. Originally a 6, this is now a .097 so a slightly big 6*.
This has a very fine tip rail and a significant baffle in the original style of these pieces. The tone is lyrical, vocal, warm with a slight buzz and nearly perfect amount of resistance.