Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

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    Default Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

    Can anyone please tell me the age of this tenor mouthpiece and what is it worth? It has 5* written on it as well as U.S.A.

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    Keilwerth SX90R Black Nickel Tenor Saxophone, Rafael Navarro metal Bop Boy 7*, Vandoren Java (green) 2.5 reeds, Marc Jean ligature.

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    Default Re: Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

    Does look kinda like the grayish rubber they use in the 90s-2000s. Could be wrong.

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    Default Re: Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

    If it doesn't have a steep drop from the body to the beak, it's most likely a modern production TE.

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    Default Re: Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

    Quote Originally Posted by mfry View Post
    Does look kinda like the grayish rubber they use in the 90s-2000s. Could be wrong.
    +1

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    Default Re: Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

    Baffle picture would mean much.
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    Default Re: Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

    I have one just like yours. Paid $200 Cdn for it. Came with Selmer ligature and cap.

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    Default Re: Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

    Thanks for the replies. I'm awful at taking pictures but here's an attempt :-)

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    To me it just looks like a low long shelf towards the chamber, no baffle at all.
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    Default Re: Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

    Another piccy from side on view.

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    Default Re: Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

    Modern Link

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    Default Re: Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

    Dating these is even hard for the guys that have seen a lot of them. I just sent one to a mouthpiece re facer that couldn’t tell what it was with a bunch of photos. Steep beak drop off, a 1 in the chamber, clamshell baffle. Some sellers call the Early Babbitt 2nd generation or some label like that.
    We need a flow chart for Tone Edges like there is for STMs.

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    Default Re: Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

    Modern Link.
    For sure... not an Early Babbitt.

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    Default Re: Otto Link Tone Edge - age?

    Thanks for the responses, so looks like it's nothing too special. Was with a cheap chinese sax that a guy had owned for 20 years or so, so perhaps late 1990's or early 2000's is when it's from.
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