Brilhart ‘Designed by Arnold Brilhart, Great Neck NY – #3’ Tenor, Streamline – 0.079″

Brilhart "Designed by ..." Streamline Tenor

Price: SOLD
  • Make: Brilhart
  • Model: Designed by Arnold Brilhart, Ver. 1
  • Number: 3, Ser.#2,829
  • Era:  1939-41
  • Status: SOLD
  • Ligature: yes
  • Facing:  Original
  • Tip-Size:  0.079"

It arrived as the Ultra Rare Combo Set - Collector's delight - Streamline model with "ST" matching ligature with the "AB". All in fantastic condition. I held off selling individual pieces for a few years but I finally caved to the AB Ligature buyers. The mouthpiece itself is still very rare, and in fantastic condition. The clear plastic cap is

Streamline (thinner design) "ST" ligature can fit some alto mouthpieces!  

STORY: Bought originally as a set in the 1930s. These came from a passed away client who played on a 1937 Conn 30M that he bought new. By the way, he kept his horn beautiful too! It SOLD. You can view it HERE. This mouthpiece listed with WWS to sell the from the estate with the three pieces:

  1. Brilhart "Designed By...", Great Neck NY, Tenor mouthpiece; #3 - original tip, original facing. Measures 0.079". Serial #2829
    Tip size marker: #3 - original tip, original facing. Measures 0.079". Serial #2829 in the smaller font (version 1).
  2. SOLD Arnold Brilhart "A.B. Ligature" with the 'ST' marking for 'Streamline' tenor model.
    Fully functioning, no problems. Minor wear from age.
  3. Matching "Arnold Brilhart" Clear Mouthpiece Cap that fits this Streamline version. It will not fit a larger/standard tenor mouthpiece.

Additional Notes:

This is the rare streamline version, and Version 1 at that, of this model. Version 1 had small font in the serial number, like this one. This mouthpiece led to some correspondence between Theo Wanne and myself as became a unique piece to document for Brilhart mouthpiece history. You can see it and other info on Theo's Brilhart page (CLICK).

Another bit of research to add on these, is that some previous notes had these Streamline models without "Great Neck NY" was not on the shank, however, this mouthpiece does have that. So I do suspect that these models had some love from Mr Brilhart himself and perhaps there are some crossover details between the two versions. At the time of this posting, Theo and I are reviewing this information.

Sound Files on this model after this one, the "Hard Rubber" (Note: most are 0.097" tips or larger):

*** "Designed by Arnold Brilhart" mouthpiece with normal body model(not skinny Streamline) on Track 1 (it's the second sample, second mouthpiece used to compare three Selmer SBAs)!

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