Original and very nice Paul Desmond equipment
Very nice condition Paul Desmond equipment
The real item, good condition original.
Wonderful old hard rubber Berg, crisp fast and extremely clear powerful sound. These are of course more and more rare, wonderful players! Bite area probably used to have a disintegrated rubber patch that was cleaned off.
This is a very old transitional Berg, 1950’s or earlier; type font facing stamp, denim table, offset SMS facing stamp. I have optimized this facing and tip it’s a player and not a huge tip size. Wonderful tone!
This is a transitional very early Berg model, long long biteplate, long shank, likely soon after the slant sigs. Table milling is denim, facing stamp is old type font; this is very rare. It plays bright edgy and powerful, not shy at ALL.I’ve done a little bit of work on the facing and tip making it true and balanced.
This piece is quite a player. It had denim table, with some rust and I cleaned that up. The tip and rail work were spectacular, probably done by Berg himself. I left most of that as it was with just some very gentle adjustment and clean up. The facing curve I adapted to the new clean table. The tip measures .118 at the inner tip rail so likely to be right on .120 at the end. This piece plays really amazingly well. It’s big, larger than I normally play, but still it plays very sparkly and defined for me.