Very Early Florida Otto Link Serialed 6* “Marinated” Restoration

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.

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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.

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Selmer MK VI Soprano #146xxx 1966-67 My Favorite Horny-Thing

Here we have a beautiful vintage piece, Selmer MK VI soprano 146xxx in strikingly fresh and shiny original US lacquer with original pads and set in very nice playing condition.  Essentially, this horn is nearly new.  It is super responsive and sonorous with a great lively warmth to it. I completely enjoy blowing this one and would be perfectly happy to have it as my main soprano, as would most people who like MK VI’s.  There is nothing to disappoint on this one.  There are basically no issues, damage etc, just a great horn from the 1960’s just as great as everyone says they are.

 

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