Marin Spivack custom (Otto Link) Slant signature .100 tip size. I acquired this piece as a New/old stock later Florida Otto Link unbranded blank that had been finished by Link with the normal horizonal table milling and long clamshell baffle of this model period. It was a smaller tip size and as usual the original Link table was concaved (AKA “french curve”) which just makes these very reed picky and unreliable, not to mention not very tight players.
I have spared no effort in doing absolutely everything great to this mouthpiece and it will outplay 99% of slant sigs (or their cheap copies) available anywhere. I have a loyal fanbase who know my work and craftsmanship style specifically. I always approach pieces from the perspective of a player, which I was long before taking on this craft. This is a beautiful piece but it is a player’s piece. It is very aggressive and edge yet has a huge depth and resonance to it. So for folks who like clarity definition and sparkle on top of a huge dark core this would be that thing. It is not a shy piece, but also not a modern piece, although it’s response probably IS modern just by way of precision and ease.