Selmer ‘”Soloist E”‘ Alto, 1950s Short Scroll Shank – 0.079″ (Archived)

Selmer "Soloist E", short scroll shank

with the Selmer [single screw] ligature and matching cap

Price: SOLD
  • Make: Selmer
  • Model: Soloist, short scroll shank
  • Number: E
  • Era:  1950s
  • Status: SOLD
  • Ligature: Yes, single screw!
  • Facing: Original
  • Tip-Size: 0.079"
Very rare, highly desirable "Soloist E". Made of excellent hard rubber, these mouthpieces have the horseshoe chamber and offer a clean, warm, vintage tone that can do many genres - that's probably helped the demand go up.

The tip measures 0.079" (+) and is a bit on the [larger] side for most alto players. Good for legit, concert band, or orchestra work, or subtle, vintage jazz, lead alto or solo work! I bought this from a friend who had it with her Super Balance Action (SBA) alto that she was the second owner of; it's likely that she may have had this as the original mouthpiece that was paired with her 1950s SBA.

There are 2 small blemishes to note: 1) tiny tooth imprint under the tooth pad, 2) the interior of the shank is missing some material, no crack!, and both do not affect the playability for me.

LIGATURE and CAP: vintage single-screw ligature ($+100) and cap. I don't really plan to split these up.

Sound Files on the actual mouthpiece:
...I need to make one...

Item: WWS2.0W0.0W0.7181.7-C30