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Hey guys,

I just tried a very Very nice metal mpc- the name is:
The Woodwind Co. NY.
The serial number is 0179 (I guess it's an early one), and the facing is #5.
The mouthpiece just sings beautifully with a #3 Hemke reed. It has a very unique vintage sound and the intonation is just wonderful.

The question:
how much should I pay for this mouthpiece? and can you guys give me some more info?

Thanks so much,
Shauli
 

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shauli:

Does the mpc have the single/ double scribed lines at the neck or the oak leaf design? If straight lines, it is kin to an early stubby Dukoff ; if oak leaves it is a later model and more Link-like (and not nearly as rare/costly). Both are very good pieces.
 

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There was one of these vintage matal woodwind pieces a friend had, that would burry any otto link I have ever played.. I have played a couple more that were not that good..
I don't know if 363$ is reasonable unless it is a fantastic piece.. I have seen them go for a lot less but if the piece is as good as you describe, I say go for it.. :)
 

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I Have one of these piece's coming from Ed Zentra
i traded a new metal Yani sop for it .it's coming
with a complete refacing to open it up to a .80
tip opening
If they are worth a lot of money would Ed have
traded it with a complete reface but he says
it will be a great mpc

but it is an alto mpc not tenor
 

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trigger said:
I Have one of these piece's coming from Ed Zentra
i traded a new metal Yani sop for it .it's coming
with a complete refacing to open it up to a .80
tip opening
If they are worth a lot of money would Ed have
traded it with a complete reface but he says
it will be a great mpc

but it is an alto mpc not tenor
It's probably not the same vintage. However, if Ed refaced it - it will be a great mpc.
 

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There was more than one metal Woodwind Co mouthpiece. One of them is the Dukoff type piece. There is another that is quite different, more like a modern Link design (longer, smaller chamber, narrower sidewalls etc). I don't know if they're any good, but I've seen a couple. Maybe Ed could comment seing as how he worked on the piece.
 

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Pictures of the talked mouthpiece

Hi guys,
I'm reviving this thread because I just got the mouthpiece and I wanted you to share your thoughts and opinions now when you can see it.
It does have the double ring on the shank. and it's #5. it seems like it was worked on. The seller told me he got it from the great saxophonist Joe Romano.

here it is (hopes it works)









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Well ... ? Whattdya think? I've played on three of these over the past 45 years (owned 2, passed on 1) and found them to be prime pieces, and generally not to be tinkered with as they are real players just as designed.

Please say hello to Prof. David Liptak from Judge Doug Dinberg (Pittsburgh Quartet with Nestor Koval at Duquesne) many many years ago. We played some of his very early works.
 

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I was under the general impression that Dukofff got his early blanks from Woodwind NY, not the other way around...
 
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