I just got this amazingly rare and special piece, an otto Link 4-ring transitional piece from Tonemaster to ‘Super’ Tonemaster; this is the first Super Tonemaster before the ‘Double Ring”. It is a NY production piece from the Otto Link (not Florida, Ben Harrod). This has the first super tonemaster body and from my feeling a slightly different chamber from Tonemaster as well, but not exactly the same as double ring. Of course the double rings models vary plenty amongst themselves but this still feels a bit different to me.
This type of piece was immortalized in photos of John Coltrane, specifically this set by Charles Stewart taken in 1964. He was always switching mouthpieces of course but it is interesting that this is somewhere near the ‘Love Supreme” recording time period.
These pieces speak for themselves. This is the most popular model and facing size of all metal Otto Links and with good reason. This one is an original player that received back in trade from a NY Pro who bought it from me many years back. As I remember, a great piece.
Here is a FL Otto Link ‘USA’ stamped tenor piece faced at 7*. This is basically original in every way except for a very very subtle rail balancing I did many years back, just received in trade from a Ny pro. Great piece as I remember.
Wonderfully chocolatey rich semi dark and very projecting vintage Selmer Soloist tenor saxophone mouthpiece meticulously crafted to .100 (7) tip size. This features an Early Babbitt style flat baffle allowing for nice upper range venting, a big fat sound and much precision. Don’t sleep on the old Selmer Soloists!
Original Otto Link “Reso Chamber” tenor mouthpiece. This is obviously all original, but the facing appears a bit worn. I suggest either a reface or at least an optimization. The piece is in nice shape and does not appear to have been worked on but probably just seen some action.
Here we have an Otto Link true ‘Early Babbitt’ Tone Edge. This is the fat body model with the smaller chamber and clamshell baffle. This has the original 7* stamp on the side and an untouched facing. The piece is very loud and projecting with both edge and warmth and a significant power. Plays very well as is, people often have these set up but this is a blaster already.
Beautiful Original Otto Link Tonemaster tenor piece, cap and lig set. Original 4* facing in good condition, normal wear and scratches but overall quite good. This is the later model close to the Bluetrain type. These go great on an SBA tenor of course or early MK VI but will bring the Mojo to any combination.
This is a beautiful original no USA FL 9* tenor piece, nothing has been done to this one. I measured that right at .115. If you have the chops to play this size these are great. This one I remember as a huge sound and very sparkly.