Otto Link Tenor (1940's) Tone Master 5 - Frank Wells 85 tip
Here is a vintage 1940's Otto Link Tone Master 5 tenor mouthpiece. This mouthpiece was worked on by Frank Wells. It measures .085” on my gauge.
The Link Tone Master pieces are a part of the history of the music. This model was used from the Big Band era by players such as Paul Gonsalves, to the more modern Bop players such as Charlie Rouse, Don Byas and more futuristic players of the 1950’s such as John Coltrane.
This piece comes to us from the collection of Pat Labarbera who is widely known for his work with such luminaries as Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones, Woody Herman and even Carlos Santana. Pat would frequently visit the now legendary Chicago mouthpiece craftsman, Frank Wells. Wells was the go to person for players who came to Chicago or on the scene there. Everyone from John Gilmore to the aforementioned Coltrane would see him for his work.
This piece has some minor work at the tip and some file marks underscoring the corners but otherwise untouched.
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