STEVE CASS ABOUT UNFINISHED MOUTHPIECE
When I said
"al cass unfinished are sometimes very good mouthpieces and these are missing only the name signed..."
I know Reno!!!! lol, a lot of these un-finished are easy finishes and deals of the century! I guess I am wrong when I say an unsigned raw brass piece could not be finished, when many of the Diz' were never plated and he played them in raw brass for years !
There are finished MPC raw Brass
This is raw Brass Blank ready to be drilled ! !
There are finished Mouthpieces but not
Eventually, I will see them go for much more on ebay, give it time. I didn't do myself any justice by selling so many at once, but I wanted to make a point that the unfinished are simply not as valuable as a finished. Imagine, if an unfinished sells for $100-200, then what is a finished REALLY worth???? 10X an unfinished/unsigned. But again, after the book,... where will these be at in another 10 years. Now that people have them and are using them, eventually they will know and tell everyone else the difference.
Al CASS has signed the mouthpieces just before silvering...and only when the mouthpiece is really finished....(for standards pieces) But at the beginning for Diz, Roy and Others pro trumpet the job was only in raw brass for the first time.
Just to see a mouthpiece at the beginning then unfinished raw brass and finished...you can see the manufacturing process for a TUBA and Mellophone Mouthpiece, a doubler trumpet to trombone, a cornet Mouthpiece and at the end a trumpet rim and shank process.