Dukoff 'D6 - Silverite' C-Melody, Transitional
From Chadd's Collection
- 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!