Otto Link 'Super Tone Master 9*' Tenor, Florida "USA"
- Make: Otto Link
- Model: Super Tone Master, [FL - USA]
- Number: 9*
- Era: 1960s/early 70s
- Status: SOLD
- Ligature: Yes
- Facing: WWS Reface
- Tip-Size: 0.123"
Ultra rare, side-stamped 9* tenor mouthpiece. It arrived with a 0.120" tip that had crooked rails and a poor tip seal. It also had a custom baffle that we took out. The gold plating was worn off (typical due to the rhodium plating). We will gold plate it after repairs. The tip and rails looked original, so I must conclude that it took a tough bump along the way. Otherwise, no other obvious damage to figure out that story.
This era is a great era of mouthpieces and now plays easy after the refacing work.
TONE: Huge tone/resonance in the low end, a more medium tone in the middle and high ranges. This era is known for regaining the warmth as the baffle leveled/rounded out.
Don't forget to see the value when comparing:
+ Otto Link [FL - USA] model (always $>700; <$1300)
+ a # 9* !!!
+ Pro Refaced ($>150)
+ silver and gold plated repairs ($>100)
I know you'll want to try this one.