I just bought a Martin Handcraft and inside the case was a bonus mouthpiece. Over the years I've had great luck with finding an Otto Link Slant Signature "Hawkins Special", a Dukoff duckbill Super Power Chamber, a blue Jumbo Java and a couple of other goodies all unannounced in the case of an old saxophone that I bought off of the internet. This time, I believe I that have an authentic blackwoodjoe mouthpiece. I think that just by examining the piece it is possible to authenticate it. Check it out.
Large100_0089.jpg Tip and rails look genuine.
Large100_0090.jpgQuality of the repaired damage is very distinctive.
Large100_0093.jpgThe improved tooth guard is dependable clue and the file marks a dead giveaway.
Large100_0094.jpgAnd finally, the telltale "booger baffle." It's official.
Every famous mouthpiece is now the basis for one or more "tribute" pieces allegedly copying the original. But nobody has copied these. Enter FlemTone Products with new tribute mouthpiece that is an exact replica of the original. Here is a picture of the FlemTone Blackwoodjim now under production (and showing our proprietary finishing equipment). Made from the most resonant plastic, expensive epoxy, and other stuff to make you sound like your favorite player (saxophone, that is). Presently only available for alto. $240 includes shipping.
The FlemTone Ebay rating:
Super groovy - 108%
Great - 24%
Sucks - 0%