Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. This listing is for a vintage Beechler 5 metal alto saxophone mouthpiece. This is the model known as the "Bellite", although they are not actually marked as such.
It is made of high quality "surgical" steel. This one is a very desirable early 1980's era Bellite, made when Charles Black was doing the finishing work at Beechler.
Around that time these started to become very popular with the contemporary jazz crowd. This model is still favored by many proponents of that style, including Dave Koz and Eric Marienthal.
This mouthpiece is easily identified as being from the early 80's based on a number of attributes. The facing number is stamped on the table, and it has vertical milling marks on the table. It was difficult to get the vertical lines to show up in the pictures, but they are quite prominent when you see the mouthpiece in person. This piece has razor thin side/tip rails, a hallmark of Charles Black's work.Also, the back of the window is more "U" shaped than on later era Beechlers. Lastly, it comes with its original ligature and cap. The ligature is silver, whereas later ones were black, and the tapered cap is indicative of the earliest Bellites.
This piece is in excellent, lightly used condition. It has never been dropped or damaged, and shows very little wear. The tip/table/rails are all perfectly smooth. The shank is perfectly round.There are no tooth indentations on the bite plate. There is just some very minor ligature scratching on the exterior sides. The ligature screws are working properly, and it has not been bent out of shape.
The cap is also in great condition. This is a great mouthpiece for contemporary/smooth jazz players, and collectors.
These have really become a hot item lately. Don't miss this chance to own an original Beechler in excellent condition! This is due to lack of available transportation ie.
If this potential wait presents a problem for you, please refrain from purchasing at this time. I sincerely apologize for this, unfortunately unavoidable, inconvenience. The item "BEECHLER BELLITE ALTO SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE 1980'S VINTAGE CHARLES BLACK ERA" is in sale since Wednesday, September 23, 2020.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.