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Otto Link STM Florida (USA) 9 Refaced by “Phil-Tone”

SoldFor sale Otto Link STM Florida (USA) 9, tenor saxophone mouthpiece, just cleaned and corrected a little by Phil Engleman “Phil-Tone” (150€ value). It is still original 9 tip opening and has big sound. Despite big tip opening it is easy to play from top to bottom with a lot of projection and great altissimo. This one plays brighter than my Florida no USA 8*. Excellent for jazz, blues, rock, big band. Comes with Rovner light ligature. Worldwide shipping from Zagreb (EU). Payment by bank transfer or PayPal (buyer pays fees). Ask for the price. Pictures
Otto Link STM Florida (USA) 9 Refaced by “Phil-Tone”

Vandoren Java T75 Refaced by P. Engleman “Phil-Tone” – (2)

SoldFor sale used Vandoren Java T75 hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece refaced by Phil Engleman “Phil-Tone” (100€ value). It was checked and slightly corrected, it still has original .105 tip opening. Phil also did some table undercut to make it warmer. This piece plays smooth, fat and medium bright from top to bottom. Vandoren Java T75 Refaced by Phil Engleman “Phil-Tone” - (2)Excellent for jazz, blues, rock, big band. Apart from some discoloration, it is in a great condition, clean bite-plate, rails and facing. Comes with original ligature & cap. Worldwide shipping from Zagreb (EU) with PayPal payment. Ask for the price. Pictures

Vandoren Java T75 Refaced by Phil Engleman “Phil-Tone”

SoldFor sale used Vandoren Java T75 hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece refaced by Phil Engleman “Phil-Tone” to .108 tip opening (100€ value), it was originally .105 tip opening. Phil also did some table undercut to make it warmer. This piece plays smooth, fat and medium bright from top to bottom. Excellent for jazz, blues, rock, big band. It is in a great condition, clean bite-plate, rails and facing. Vandoren Java T75 Refaced by Phil Engleman “Phil-Tone” Comes with original box and without ligature & cap.
Worldwide shipping with PayPal payment, no customs for EU countries. Ask for the price.
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Vandoren A45 Refaced by Phil Engleman “Phil-Tone”

SoldFor sale used Vandoren V5 A45 hard rubber alto saxophone mouthpiece refaced by Phil Engleman “Phil-Tone” to .82 tip opening (100€ value). Phil also did some chamber work making this piece a medium bright and fat player. This one definitely outplays all the Vandoren V5 and other brands HR stock pieces, excellent for jazz, blues, big band. In a great condition (clean bite-plate), so don’t miss this one. Vandoren A45 Refaced by Phil Engleman (Phil-Tone)Comes without ligature & cap.
Worldwide shipping with PayPal payment, no customs for EU countries. Ask for the price.
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Vandoren A45 (Vintage) Alto Sax Mouthpiece (Phil-Tone)

SoldFor sale Vandoren A45 hard rubber alto saxophone mouthpiece, eighties vintage with Vandoren Paris slant logo engraved, not just painted as at the current production pieces called V5 series, checked and just slightly refaced to .86 tip opening by Phil Engleman “Phil-Tone” (100€ value). This is quite bright and powerful player with nice rollover Vandoren A45 (Vintage) Alto Sax Mouthpiece (Phil-Tone)baffle superior to current Vandoren pieces which lacks such a baffle and plays dull and stuffy. Excellent for jazz, blues, funk, pop, big band. Comes without ligature & cap. Worldwide shipping with payment by bank transfer (preferred) or PayPal, no customs for EU countries. Ask for the price. Pictures

My Favourite Saxophone Mouthpiece Refacers

Saxophone Mouthpiece Refacers & Makers

  • Phil Engleman “Phil-Tone”

Phil-Tone - Saxophone Mouthpiece RefacersPhil Engleman is easy to get in touch and he responds to the emails quickly. His fee is reasonable but when he works on a vintage (valuable) piece he will ask about 20% more on regular fee and his turnaround time is really short, about two weeks plus transit time so if you need the job to be done quickly, Phil is your man, he lives in Salem, Oregon. He signs the mouthpieces he worked on Phil-Tone with actual tip opening. Also if you want the piece to play darker or brighter just let him know and he will make it play how you want it. He developed his own line of handcrafted saxophone mouthpieces so check it out here.

He worked on a couple of my pieces (Vandoren, Otto Link Florida), and turned them all into excellent players. I sold most of them as I had to clean out my drawer. My Otto Link Florida 8* (No USA) for tenor he customized was all original when I bought it but was stuffy and unresponsive. Phil just flattened the table, cleaned the facing but tip opening remained original (.115) and now it plays in its full potential. He also did similar work on my Otto Link Florida 9 (USA) recently.

UPDATE! Phil moved to France, he resides in Pyrenees Orientales region. Continue reading