Berg Larsen ’80-3-M’ Alto, 1970s (refaced) Scoopbill Stainless (Archived)

Vintage Berg Larsen 80-3-M Alto

Price: SOLD
  • Make: Berg Larsen
  • Model: scoopbill
  • Number: 80-3-M
  • Era:  1970s
  • Status: SOLD
  • Ligature: N/A
  • Facing:  refaced
  • Tip-Size:  0.083"

80 = tip size, 3 = baffle: deepest tone, M=medium facing length. Looks like a 70s era Scoopbill with dropoff chamber & made of Stainless Steel. This one arrived after being altered to sub-par standards. You can barely see the curved machine marks on the table that go left to right.

Just back from Bob Carpenter who repaired it back to a much improved playability...(also some table inspection work by CRB at WWS) = tip @ 0.083". The facing length is set "long"; when standard is 20mm, this is 20.5-22mm depending on the measuring style.

It has a stick-on guard (blue) to prevent ligature wear. no ligature, sorry. Nice Berg sound--Deep, Loud w/o shrillness. Why buy new models at 170?