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by historicsaxwhisperer
(542 posts)
5 years ago

Vintage Bilger-Morgan handcrafted alto mouthpiee Springfield Ohio

I picked up a mouthpiece this week that included a certificate of authenticity

Handcrafted by Morgan and playtested and accepted by Bilger, both signatures are on the authentication sheet and a mailing address of Springfield Ohio.

 

The mouthpiece itself has hand etching Bilger-Motgan (the i in Bilger is a G clef with a dot above it) the facing and opening also hand etched and lightened by hand with a nail polish looking yellowish substance. I believe this was a very early Bilger-Morgan piece and I am looking for someone that may have info on what appears to be an early version of this merger. Bilger has since passed and they parted ways in the early 90s. The plastic mouthpiece box has a sticker that says Georges. Possibly a Springfield music shoppe?

Any other known exaples like this out there?

 

Thanks for any info

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (542 posts)

    4 years ago

    Re: Vintage Bilger-Morgan handcrafted alto mouthpiee Springfield Ohio

    I was play testing mouthpieces last night and found this Bilger-Morgan to be a wonderful piece. One of my favorite pieces.  I am still lookig for other examples of this vintage piece.

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