Otto Link Vintage Metal - Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

£335.00
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Description

Those who are looking to recapture the old Link sound, Otto Link Vintage may be exactly the mouthpiece you’re after.

In Commemoration and celebration of their 90th anniversary, jj Babbitt Company has introduced the new Otto Link Vintage Mouthpiece for the tenor sax. Several years in the making, the Otto Link Vintage mouthpiece recaptures 'the sound' of early Otto Links. A combination of changes both inside and out; body shape, bore, chamber, baffle, side rails and tuning, recaptures the Otto Link sound of yesteryear, setting it apart from the current Otto Link. The * has a slightly wider tip opening which allows more air in and assists in creating a bigger sound.

Material:  24k gold plated brass

Made In: USA

Chamber: Large

Baffle: Rollover 

Ligature: Classic metal Link floating plate design

Manufacturing Method: Moulded

Recommended for: Jazz Professionals

STAFF REVIEW

"A quick check over this mouthpiece gives a good idea of what you're dealing with here. This mouthpiece has huge chamber- significantly larger than Link's other 'big chamber' model- the New York. A play test confirmed this- this 'piece has a huge, dark tone more reminiscent of some sort of ebonite 'piece than a metal one. The response from top to bottom was smooth and even- with a surprisingly lively and robust altissimo. Stanley Turrentine or Lester Young style players should be able to immediately relate to this design." Jules@sax.co.uk

Otto Link Mouthpieces

Otto Link started as a repair technician in the William S. Haynes flute company in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 1920s. In the early 1930s he moved to 117 West 48th street in New York City to start his own mouthpiece business. During the 1950s he briefly moved to Freeport on Long Island, NY, before moving his business to Pompano Beach, Florida in the late 1950s. He later sold the company to Ben Harrod who continued to produce and hand finish mouthpieces under the Otto Link name during the 1960s/70s. Today, Otto Link mouthpieces are produced and distributed by the J.J. Babbitt company in Elkhart, Indiana.

Saxophone Setup

All of our instruments are fully checked and set-up by our experienced technicians. Regardless of size or price - all saxophones go through the same process.   Here at Sax.co.uk we know that when you buy a sax, our pro set up is absolutley essential to ensure the instrument you're purchasing is playing to it's optimum peformance. 

In addition, all new saxophones purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE checkover to make sure your saxophone continues to perform its best. 

Our 12-Step Checkover:

• All transit packing and corks from the manufacturer are removed.
• Thorough visual check for any imperfections in the finish, includes unlacquered saxophones.
• All pads checked for quality.
• All pad seatings checked using leak lights and traditional feeler paper methods.
• Regulation checked and adjusted.
• All key corks and felts checked, adjusted to set vent heights.
• All spring tensions checked and adjusted to create an even feel across the instrument.
• Neck fitting checked.
• Crook cork checked for cork quality and provided mouthpiece fits.
• Thorough play-test from top to bottom, including alternate fingerings.
• Case inspected for quality, instrument fit and accessories.
• Instrument cleaned and carefully repacked.

Delivery & Returns

FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER £75 TO UK MAINLAND

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE

Orders in stock and received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

RETURNS

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to custom ordered goods, products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (reeds, mouthpieces etc), digital download codes or software licences. Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail stores.