He is also the quintessential gear hound, having amassed a collection of over 500 mouthpieces! He now endorses and plays Jody Jazz mouthpieces exclusively so he is purging some of his massive collection of mouthpieces he has acquired over many years, as well as other random gear. Be sure to check out my other items for more great items from this collection.There will be more to come later, so add me to your favorites list and check back later to see new additions. His listing is for a vintage "Meliphone Special" mouthpiece for Eb alto saxophone.
It is marked "Steel Ebonite", which is a fancy term for hard rubber. There is patent info stamped on the side. It is marked "B5" on the table. This marking also jives with it having been made by Woodwind Co. 050, so it will require a pretty stiff reed.
It has flat inner side walls leading to a medium round chamber. The metal band on the shank is original (not a repair), and gives it a cool look (ala Cannonball's banded NY Meyer mpc).
This piece is in excellent used condition. The tip, table, and rails are perfectly smooth, and there are no tooth indentations on the beak. The item "MELIPHONE SPECIAL ALTO SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE STEEL EBONITE THE WOODWIND CO" is in sale since Sunday, October 14, 2018. 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.