His listing is for a vintage Selmer (Paris) "Soloist" mouthpiece for alto saxophone. This is not the current re-make, but rather a true vintage 1950's era short scroll shank mouthpiece. This was the first iteration of the Soloist line, which were included with the early'5 digit' Mark VI horns. This is the most desirable of the scroll shank variations.
I can say from experience that they consistently outplay the later versions. This one is a C, with the tip opening measuring in at. Please note that this mouthpiece has a non-original brass band on the end of the shank. It had a very minor crack in the shank, which has been stabilized by the band. I did the banding job, and it turned out quite well I think.
The band is flush with the scroll. Since the shank curves from there, I filled in the gap with black acrylic and smoothed it.This has the dual purpose of also cementing the band in place. I can guarantee you it will not come off. The crack is airtight and will certainly not be an issue with this band in place.
Plus, I think it actually looks kind of cool! Aside from the aforementioned repair, this mouthpiece is in excellent original condition. The tip, table, and rails are perfectly smooth.
There are no indentations on the beak. It is black and shiny, and I have also restored the logo. I t has been cleaned/sanitized, so it is ready to use. This is due to lack of available transportation ie.
If this potential wait presents a problem for you, please refrain from purchasing at this time. I sincerely apologize for this, unfortunately unavoidable, inconvenience. The item "VINTAGE SELMER SOLOIST C SHORT SHANK ALTO SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE MARK VI ERA" is in sale since Monday, November 22, 2021.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Parts\Mouthpieces". The seller is "greatlakeswinds" and is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.