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I have a Selmer Soloist C* Long Shank mouthpiece that came with my Mk VI tenor. I used it when I played classical tenor, but I haven't used it for quite a few years. Would you guys mind taking a look at the pictures and giving me a ballpark of what it's worth and if this is one of the more valued Soloist pieces?
 

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Long Shanks usually go for 250-300 I think. Although yours has a pretty nice nick on the tip rail that would stop most people from paying that price. You would either have to get it refaced and then sell it or sell it for a lower amount. I'm no expert......this is just my opinion.
I think a pristine C* long shank might go for something in the $125-$150 range. There are exceptions in a fickle marketplace. I am always checking what they are going for because I like them, but there will never be a shortage of these C*s. I like the alto versions with the EZ reface, a personal favourite. More open tips are more rare and command more $$$ and of course, the short shanks are quite similar but the marketplace has determined that they are worth more than double or triple because they are more rare and have more vintage appeal.
 

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They are totally different animals. IMO, the short shanks play better. The long shanks have a tendency to play tubby.
If you take a long shank and a short shank and put the same facing and tip on them (Brian Powell in my case) they are difficult to tell apart in response and tone.
 

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I had a long shnak that Brian Powell opened up to .105. I bought it for 275 and sold it for 275 no problem. I think you are right on the price though because of the chip in the tip and the need to open it up.
Without consciously marketing your mouthpieces, your visability and ability to perform and post your fine mouthpiece recordings gives you a heads up on sales compared to more ordinary citizens of SOTW like myself. I bought my original C* tenor piece here for $75 last year and then I sent it to Brian Powell.
 
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