It has the facing number (5) stamped on the table. The serial number (U8) is on the side. The facing is smooth, and original. The tip opening is quite close though, measuring in at only.
058, so you will need to either use a hard reed, or get it refaced to a more modern opening. There is scratching, but no tooth indentations on the bite plate. There is normal wear and scratching to the gold plate finish. This is due to lack of available transportation ie.If this potential wait presents a problem for you, please refrain from purchasing at this time. I sincerely apologize for this, unfortunately unavoidable, inconvenience. The item "OTTO LINK TONE MASTER ALTO SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECE VINTAGE NEW YORK ERA 5 (TABLE)" is in sale since Thursday, June 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Parts\Mouthpieces". The seller is "greatlakeswinds" and is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.