Selmer Short Shank Soloist "E" Original
Here is an original 1950's Selmer Soloist "E" on the table. This piece measures .082" on my gauge.
In the 1950's, Selmer created an iconic mouthpiece design to go along with their still popular Mark VI instruments: the Soloist. Today, original Selmer Soloists from this early period are still highly sought after by jazz and classical players alike. This unique design features horseshoe or cathedral shape at the throat, combined with straight sidewalls and a floor that isn't too high, and modest rollover baffle. The end result is a wonderful stability and focus that distinguishes it from round chamber designs.
This particular example is from the first generation of Soloists that had the flat of the horseshoe shape rounded out to look more oval like a Brilhart Ebolin chamber. The floor blends more seamlessly into the chamber through into the throat.
There is some discoloring of the hard rubber material and some flea bite sized nicks on the rails that are visible in the photos.
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