VINTAGE NICE M C GREGORY MODEL A RARE 5B 20 TENOR SAXOPHONE SAX MOUTHPIECE VERY FINELY AGED HARD RUBBER
VINTAGE NICE M C GREGORY MODEL A RARE 5B ( LONG FACING ) 20 TENOR SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE VERY FINE AGED HARD RUBBER. THIS IS RARE BECAUSE MOST ARE MARKED WITH A NUMBER THEN “A” THIS IS LONG FACE “B” . THIS MODEL A HAS EXTREMLY VERY FINELY AGED LOOKING HARD RUBBER.
TIP RAIL , FACE , RAILS , BEAK GREAT.
HARD RUBBER VERY COOL AGED LOOK.
INFO FROM MY FRIEND THEO WANNE PAGE
>1936-1947 Gregory Model A
The first M.C. Gregory was called the ‘Model A’ and was made in 1936. It had “Rico Products, Ltd. -Distributors” stamped on the back, showing the tie between Mr. Gregory and Rico. The top bite area (where your top teeth rest on the mouthpiece) is very thin on these mouthpieces. The thinness of the rubber in this area allows for a great deal of vibration in the hard rubber. However, it also makes tooth wear on the mouthpiece a concern as well. These mouthpieces have rounded inner-side walls and a medium sized round chamber. All of these mouthpieces had serial numbers. The facings on these were all hand finished.
How to read an M.C. Gregory tip opening: Looking down at the table, the number and letter on the left side of the table is the tip opening followed by the facing curve (lay) length. The number on the right hand side of the table is the chamber size.
- Tip opening Size: Came in size 1 to 5. Though size 1 was only available for clarinet.
- Facing (lay) Curve Length: ☆ = Short Facing; A = Medium Facing; B = Long Facing
- Chamber Size: 16 = small chamber; 18 = medium chamber; 20 = large chamber <