There is very subtle wear on the bite plate, see photos. I asked the Pro Player at the Music Store where I take saxophones for repair to try it out on his Yanagisawa, and he enjoyed playing / testing it. "Very Focused", he also added. Theo Wanne's "Mouthpiece Knowledge" site notes that he estimates that approximately 12,500 Model A & B mouthpieces were made between 1936 & 1947. Therefore, I'm e stimating that this vintage mouthpiece may have been produced in the early 1940's.Theo Wanne site shares in his history of the M. Gregory Model "A" mouthpiece the following. The top bite area (where your top teeth rest on the mouthpiece) is very thin on these mouthpieces. The thinness of the rubber in this area allows for a great deal of vibration in the hard rubber. However, it also makes tooth wear on the mouthpiece a concern as well. These mouthpieces have rounded inner-side walls and a medium sized round chamber. The facings on these were all hand finished. What makes this mouthpiece so Very Special is that it shows only subtle wear (See Photos) on the Bite Plate, which indicates that there is Very Little Play time on this mouthpiece based on Theo Wanne's comments above. Any questions let me know and thanks for taking a look. The item "MC Gregory 4A 18 Paul Desmond Vintage ALTO SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE PRISTINE COND" is in sale since Monday, December 14, 2020.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones".lind" and is located in Madison, Ohio.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.