Vintage Runyon Stainless Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece .090
The Middle Ground
Here is nice Runyon Stainless model tenor sax mouthpiece. It isn't marked with a tip opening, but measures a solid Runyon 7 at .090"/2.29mm. Billed as being the only piece hand finished by Santy Runyon himself, the Stainless model was Runon Product's top-of-the-line mouthpiece at the time. It's machined from stainless steel, features a hard rubber bite plate, and has a Teflon coating inside the chamber.
There is minor scuffing on the body and the tiniest of tooth scratches on the undented bite plate. The condition of the table, tip, and rails are in pristine, hand-finished condition.
Sonically, medium reed, this mouthpiece plays with plenty of warmth. It is in no way stuffy, though, and projects nicely with just a bit of edge to the articulation. It would sit well as a section player's piece as it is easy enough to blend with a section and locks into pitch very nicely, but it is quite easy to cut through with a solo. It's the whole package.
No mouthpiece cap or ligature are included.