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by mgictwnger
(23 posts)
7 months ago

Seeking info on a vintage Link

I have an Otto Link "Super Tone Master" 4* which I purchased in 1970 in Miami to go with my new Mark VI tenor. It's beat up, the plating is mostly gone, and it still plays like a dream.
The "Super" is in script, there is a single line, and I cannot find a s/n.
What I want to know:
Is this a Florida Link?
Why no s/n?
Can it be re-plated?

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  1. by mijderf
    (79 posts)

    7 months ago

    Re: Seeking info on a vintage Link

    A good comparison between these Link models (and mention of the disappearance of the serial numbers) can be found on this saxophone.org site at
    http://www.saxophone.org/museum/mouthpieces/model/217
     

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    1. by mgictwnger
      (23 posts)

      7 months ago

      Re: Seeking info on a vintage Link

      Thanks! I should have known the info would be here, right under my nose. Duh.

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  2. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (145 posts)

    7 months ago

    Re: Seeking info on a vintage Link

    I have a 5* link in the same age group as yours.

    I purchased it from my saxophone instructor in 1980.

    These are the last of the Florida Links. They are unique in that they were nickel plated and had a silver color as opposed to the gold plated or gold colored.They were made in florida and boxed up and moved with the factory when they moved out of Florida. I have been told they are one of the least common pieces. I still use mine regularly. I dont think they are any better than those made just prior or just afterwards, just a unique piece of saxophone history.

    That is the urban legend I have always heard about them.

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