Dukoff ‘D6 – Silverite’ C-Melody, Transitional, (WWS Reface) – 0.071″ (Archived)

Dukoff 'D6 - Silverite' C-Melody, Transitional

From Chadd's Collection

Price: SOLD
  • Make: Dukoff
  • Model:   Silverite, nickel plated
  • Number: D6
  • Era:  1960s-70s
  • Status: SOLD
  • Ligature: N/A
  • Facing:  WWS - Chadd
  • Tip-Size:  0.071"

A uniquely, ultra rare Dukoff mouthpiece from Chadd's Collection that matches all the design measurements for a C-Melody mouthpiece.  It was really tricky on arrival and it sent me into heavy research. To my knowledge, thus far, this is what I've come up with; but I'm open to hearing your thoughts if you know someone more too.

The photo comparisons sum it up though. It contained elements from two eras of Dukoff: the Nickel Plated Brass(NPB), and the "Miami, FL" Silverite models:

  • Small bite pad (like NPB model)
  • The "Dukoff" script (like NPB model)
  • Short shank (like Silverite Alto)
  • Vertical "D6" label (like Silverite)
  • Made of Silverite
  • Nickel plating over the silverite = True Transitional! wow!

***Reed Window is a match for the length of vintage rubber C-Melody mouthpieces.

Now we did have Bob C fill in the tooth groove damage and we had to work on the facing that it arrived with (damaged, crooked) to even get this mouthpiece towards a test.

***There is still room to research this one more - changing reeds, sax sizes... etc. (Yes, I've used it on alto, tenor; swapped reeds...)

*****YES, this is listed in the C-Melodies, Tenors, and Altos... because folks want to help me speculate on ideas if it's a "long alto" or a "short tenor". Hey... it could be!

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