Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. For those of you who may not be familiar, Frank is a true heavy hitter in the jazz world and has been featured on multiple Grammy winning albums.
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.Be sure to check out my other items for more great mouthpieces 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. Wells, as far as I know, did not sign his work, so I think it is quite likely that that is the case.
The tip opening measures approximately. I'm not sure what it originally was as the table has been leveled and the original tip opening is no longer visible. It is also difficult to see where it says "New York, USA", but you can make it out if you look hard.
This is an'early New York, USA' era Meyer. These have the same scooped inner side walls as the'Meyer Bros. Era pieces, but with a thinner body which makes them a bit brighter. This is the quintessential bebop mouthpiece for alto saxophonists, as played by Phil Woods and countless others. The tip, table, and rails are in overall good shape.
There are a couple super tiny nicks on the right side rail, but they are so minor that I seriously doubt they would affect the performance of this piece in any noticeable way. There is mild discoloration as seen in the pictures. There is just a minor bit of tooth wear on the beak, but no deep grooves. This is a great piece for the serious jazz alto player. Vintage Meyer alto mouthpieces are very prized for the excellent quality of their hard rubber compound, but they are getting more and more difficult to come by.
This one will only go up in value as you enjoy playing it! The item "MEYER EARLY NEW YORK, USA ALTO SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE FRANK WELLS REFACE. 070" is in sale since Thursday, September 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Parts & Accessories\Other Accessories". The seller is "greatlakeswinds" and is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This item can be shipped worldwide.