Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. This listing is for a rare vintage Beechler "diamond dot" mouthpiece. It is the white plastic version, which I think Beechler called "Tonalex". It has a serial number, 3013, on the side.
The black plastic band on the shank is original (these are often missing). It is stamped 3 on the side. The tip opening is pretty small. 056, so you'll probably want to have it opened up by a trusted mouthpiece re-facer.
The facing does appear to be original, as the horizontal mill markings are visible right up to the tip rail. It does play quite well as is, with a harder reed. It has a bright, focused sound. Earl Bostic used one of these (a black version I think), and the tone of this one is definitely reminiscent of his sound. This mouthpiece is in very good condition.The facing is perfectly smooth. There are no tooth indentations in the bite plate. There are some superficial scratches/cracks visible on the interior, but they pose little risk of causing a problem. What I mean by superficial is that they only affect the (inner) surface of the mouthpiece, they do not penetrate all the way through the thickness of the material. Virtually all mouthpieces have these, but they are much more noticeable on white mouthpieces simply because they collect grime from the neck cork, which makes them show up. Other than that, it is nice and clean.
This is a great piece for players and collectors alike. I have it priced quite a bit lower than I usually would sell one of these for because of the small tip opening. This is due to lack of available transportation ie. If this potential wait presents a problem for you, please refrain from purchasing at this time. I sincerely apologize for this, unfortunately unavoidable, inconvenience.The item "BEECHLER ALTO SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE RARE VINTAGE WHITE DIAMOND DOT with SERIAL #" is in sale since Sunday, July 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Parts & Accessories\Mouthpieces". The seller is "greatlakeswinds" and is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.