Distinguished SOTW Member/Forum Contributor 2009
Anybody know exactly what his Vandoren alto is and from what era? Assuming it is 50's at the latest and probably older. No model indication. Medium round chamber.
There really isn’t a whole lot of info until the V5. Even Vandoren doesn’t know. At some point, I believe that there was a relationship between Riffault and Vandoren. I’ve seen too many old Vandorens and Riffaults that are identical and you’d have to be blind not to see it.Here's a link with some old ads for Vandoren Mouthpieces - the Perfecta, Tonal Focus, and S Special: https://nicolastrefeil.com/vandoren-mouthpieces-museum
I used to have one that I think was very similar to yours that I actually sold to my teacher in high school - it was in a case with an old horn I got, and he tried it and liked it so much that he offered me $100 and a free lesson on the spot. I was fine with that since I liked my Meyer more but I'm curious now what it was.