Brilhart Tenor (1940's) Streamline 5*
Here is an original, 1940’s Brilhart “Tonalin” Streamline 5* tenor. This mouthpiece measures .082” on my gauge.
Arnold Brilhart dominated the woodwind mouthpiece market after opening his business in the late 1930’s. His manufacturing was so consistent for molded parts, the US Air Force used his expertise during the Second World War. These pieces not only embodied the Swing and Dance Band era so completely but also by emerging Bop stars such as Stan Getz who used one of these streamline pieces on such classic albums as “For Musician’s Only” by Dizzy Gillespie, duking it out with Sonny Stitt.
The Streamline pieces are special as they feature that A frame, semi-oval throat/chamber configuration but it’s a little bit narrower, lending focus and projection. Very versatile design and extra comfortable bite due to the streamlined body profile.
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