This is an original 7 Slant Link from the early FL period, Excellent! I got this from the original owner who bought it in the 1950’s and used it for many years on gigs. No wonder why, this piece plays beautifully! It has kind of a chocolate tone, very rich, yet with an unexpected amount of bright given that these do not have a whole lot of baffle. However, that brightness, they did it with the facing and the chamber!
This piece plays so nicely, and it is exceedingly comfortable to blow. It is very rare to find not only an original 7, but one that plays so well. Please not the beautiful original milling markings on the table and the original tip rail and baffle! The biteplate area had some bite indentation that I filled and covered with a patch, it is a non-issue. The piece also has some cosmetic scratches which affect nothing. Any piece that plays THIS GREAT will certainly have such wear, and normally people just never let them go because the great ones are rare.