$169.00 - This is the 3rd era of the "Soloist" models and basically identical to the [long shank] mouthpieces but with a baffle lowered - made them darker. 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 0.067" which is a little low for C* (0.071) but I will leave it original for now and allow an interested person to love it or discuss altering it.
$599.00 - Looking for an early Otto Link for half the price!? This is your best option! A research piece!: Serial Number 8803 currently not tracked on Theo Wanne mouthpiece info pages - This mouthpiece may be one of the later ones made (1942+). According to Wanne's current listings, the hard rubber Verson 1 & 2 were made from #7895-7900. Version 2(small font) starting in 1940. This mouthpiece is the small font option. At any rate, it was made about 1942 and was perhaps one of the transition pieces into the "Great Neck" model eara. It is my inclination to say: by the end of the run, you can bet they had figured out how to make them well! aka: this could be a good one. These are one of the best Hard Rubber Mouthpieces ever made. These have a a Nice big sound, medium tone, not too dark, not too bright. The rounded side walls and medium+ chamber are very similar to the Otto Links from the same era. It arrived with an original #1 tip - too small to enjoy. So I visited Bob Carpenter and asked him to open it up as far as we can go, hoping to get to 85-95. It maxed out at 0.090", or comparable to about an Otto Link 6.
$269.00 - 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.
SOLD - Warm, Vintage Tone all the way - from the vintage era of the late 1930s, a metal mouthpiece that is not loud and bright. These have a huge chamber, low baffle and a very reserved, warm tone. Serial number: DD 68. These were originally made with facings of #2 through 5*, and custom options. This was a Number #3, or Medium. Now at 0.073" it's pretty close to a modern Otto Link 5**.
$699.00 - 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.
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:
-made of Silverite
-Vertical "D6" label (like Silverite)
-short shank (like Silverite Alto)
-small bite pad (like NPB model)
-"Dukoff" script (like NPB model)
-Nickel plating over the silverite = True Transitional! wow!
***Reed Window is a match for the length of vintage rubber C-Melody mouthpieces.
$99.00 - Vintage, rubber Geo M Bundy mouthpiece with a very large chamber - Likely paired with the early Bundy saxes that were a Conn Pan-Am/6M spin off. So I'm not surprised that this mouthpiece reminds me of a Conn Eagle mouthpiece with the huge chamber. It's currently in the original facing and tip at 0.055" and it could be refaced to your request (Add $50-100 for a reface). Inquire for additional information.
$199.00 - A unique design: Straight side walls (Brilhart) into a larger throat/chamber than narrows back bore size. Terrific material. I love all Steel Ebonite mouthpieces and this one is unique at that. The added ring at the shank is a great addition for long-term shank protection - the ring is silver plated and was polished here at WWS. "Patent Process No. 1452953". This mouthpiece is currently in original condition and could be opened up if you so desire. Doing so would be a $50+ addition depending on how far you want it to go.
$88.00 - Rubber, arrived with original tip at 0.043". no ligature, on arrival. Ask me for extras if I can help with the ligature. Small round chamber.
Cosmetic condition is a B+. Ask me to inspect/perfect the tip seal.