This is the "holy grail" of mouthpieces for many contemporary jazz alto saxophonists! These were only made in the blue material for a brief time, I believe in the early 1990's. They have gained a lot of popularity with players and collectors since Warren Hill has been known to use one. This is indeed the "Jumbo" version, which sports the outline of an elephant on the side. It has a long step baffle, giving it a very bright tone with a huge amount of projection.
It has the A45 facing, which is by far the most desirable for this mouthpiece! The actual measurement is right on spec at.
This mouthpiece is in excellent condition. I would say that it is essentially in mint condition. It looks to have been used very little. The tip, table, and rails are perfectly smooth, and all original. There are no tooth indentations on the beak.There is no fading of the blue material, and the gold inlay in the lettering is still in perfect shape. This is about the nicest one of these that you can expect to find! The item "RARE BLUE VANDOREN JUMBO JAVA A45 ALTO SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE MINTY CONDITION" is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019. 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.