BERG LARSEN Deluxe - Gold Brass (-)

The Berg Larsen Deluxe metal mouthpiece was a special order only piece that was offered during the mid 1940's to early 1950's, when Berg began its manufacturing of stainless steel mouthpieces.  They offered the mouthpiece in alto, tenor, and baritone, but they are incredibly rare.  These are the 2nd rarest of all Berg Larsen mouthpieces, coming in right behind the Charlie Ventura model.  The only Deluxe model we have ever seen was for tenor.  It was offered in only one facing.  

 

Charecteristics of DeLuxe model:

  • DeLuxe stamped at slant on back of barrel
  • Made of Gold Brass instead of Stainless Steel
  • Berg Larsen stamped at slant on shank
  • SMS over 120/2 stamp on shank under table
  • Duckbill beak
  • Bullet Chamber
  • Long table that extends past the end of the reed

 

The only tip opening offered for the special DeLuxe model Berg Larsen tenor mouthpiece was 120/2.  This is a huge tip opening for a 1940's vintage mouthpiece.  Other stainless steel "Special" slant signatures are typically seen around 85 up to 95, and of course the Charlie Ventura model was only offered in 100.  Anything over 100 is very rare.  Large tip openings just weren't really produced unless they were special ordered.

 

The special DeLuxe Berg Larsen has a huge sound!!!  It is also extremely easy to control.  The 2 baffle height gives the mouthpiece a darker sound with really nice resonance. 

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The Berg Larsen Deluxe metal mouthpiece was a special order only piece that was offered during the mid 1940's to early 1950's, when Berg began its manufacturing of stainless steel mouthpieces.  They offered the mouthpiece in alto, tenor, and baritone, but they are incredibly rare.  Thes...   [more]

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