This is an Otto Link Master Link model alto sax mouthpiece, in an original 3 facing. This mouthpiece has quite a bit of wear from normal use over the decades, but the rails are in great shape and it plays nicely. It has one of the old Runyon clear mouthpiece patches on it, which I've left on - you can remove that if you like. Underneath it, the bite plate looks to be in great shape. No ligature is included, but it works well with the Rovner ligature sized for metal tenor (2M) and it can use the HR soprano size as well (1RVS).The standard metal alto size is a little bit too tight for it. 0540" (+/- 0.0005") and the facing break length is 21.8mm (+/- 0.1mm) on both rails, which is a modern 4 on the Otto Link scale. Though by modern standards this is quite a close tip, it's normal for pieces of this era - most alto mouthpieces from before World War II had facings from about. This piece is quite an interesting player as it is now. The tone has a surprising amount of depth, with crisp and full lows, highs that are a bit tame but still have character.
As normal for Otto Link mouthpieces, altissimo isn't exactly easy, but it has a clean and clear tone when you do your job and voice it well. I'd say the feel is a tad on the resistant side, but not overly so, and response is super quick.
And an interesting facet is that it plays very easily and with very little air, but unlike some other pieces I've tried that have those qualities, this still responds voicing and so you can still sound like you instead of sounding like the mouthpiece. It would be a nice player as it is for classical, or for a dark alto tone in a combo or an old-style jazz band. It has plenty of material at the tip, so it would also be a good candidate for refacing. I was actually going to send it off myself, but I happened upon a different piece that works well for me with the original facing, so it's time to pass this along to someone who will get some use out of it. I always take care of my things, and my home is smoke-free.If you have any questions, please ask, and I will try to answer within 24 hours. The item "Otto Link Master Link 3 (. 054, modern 4) Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Sax Tone" is in sale since Sunday, November 3, 2019.
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