For sale is a MC Gregory Model A 4A 18 alto saxophone mouthpiece with the gold ring around the shank! This is the exact iconic MC Gregory model that Paul Desmond played on!! Paul Desmond's main mouthpiece was a Model A 4A 18. This is the first generation first production MC Gregory mouthpiece the Model A which is more desirable.This is a 3 digit extremely early serial number! There were thousands made after this, so this came earlier on when there were alot of attention and hand facings being given to each and every mouthpiece! This mouthpiece is a #18 on the right side, that means this is a medium chamber piece!
Just like a Meyer Bros New York vintage piece medium is always the most desireable. 16 = small chamber 18 = medium chamber 20 = large chamber.
When it comes to alto sax the medium chamber is most sought after which really makes this a nice piece paired with the fact its such an early serial number! These mouthpieces were only made from 1936 to 1947 and were the first generation of what became a long legacy of mouthpieces.
While there are some other MC Gregory models that are more obtainable an early Model A 4A 18 Paul Desmond model is just a white whale of mythical proportions! The item "MC Gregory 4A 18 Paul Desmond Vintage Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece" is in sale since Saturday, June 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Parts & Accessories\Mouthpieces".The seller is "saxstable" and is located in Encino, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.