Otto Link ‘Four **** Model’ Alto, (RAC reface) – 0.073″ (Archived)

Otto Link 'Four **** Model' Alto, (RAC reface)

From Chadd's Collection

Price: SOLD
  • Make: Otto Link
  • Model:   FOUR **** Model
  • Number: 3
  • Era:  1935-40
  • Status: SOLD
  • Ligature: Yes (thin reed plate ligature!)
  • Facing:  Bob Carpenter Reface
  • Tip-Size:  0.073"

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 These were originally made with facings of #2 through 5*, and custom options.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**.

It was refaced by Bob Carpenter to 0.073" in about 2009 and the plated to seal the work. It has been in my private collection ever since. I have decided to let it go because I don't use it anymore.

I have paired it with a ligature from the next era of Otto Link (thin reed plates - $50+) that have been credited with making the tone even better. The original reed plates on this model were thick and muffled the resonance.

I should have made a sound file before I said goodbye....

Item: Chadd's Collection