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by SEAnderson
(1 post)
6 years ago

Toots Mondello Alto Mouthpiece

I am looking for info on a  mouthpiece that came with the ~1936  Buescher Aristocrat Alto I recently bought.  Sax was in original case that looked like a bit of a time capsule (old reeds, cloth, etc.).

Mouthpiece is a Trump Toots Mondello Special and is in incredible condition. It also came with a silver Selmer Magnitone ligature (i'm guessing its vintage as well - the engraving says "patent pending" on it and the patent was awarded in 1940).  

I can't find anything about the mouthpiece online. Any info about the history, playing characteristics, value would be appreciated.  Thanks!

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  1. by GFC
    (794 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: Toots Mondello Alto Mouthpiece

    Play it and you will be more authoritative than anybody here.  That Magnitone lig is a nice little bonus prize.

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  2. by Saxquest
    (420 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: Toots Mondello Alto Mouthpiece

    That's very interesting! The back stamping has the look of The Woodwind Company piece from the mid 1940's. However, the shank is like nothing I've seen before. If I find out more, I'll let you know.

         Mark Overton

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