My Musical Toys
All purchased new...
A 1976 (but possibly made a few years earlier) Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone. I use
a Otto Link
"Tone Edge" mouthpiece with a 6-star facing, and Rico Jazz
Select 3M reeds (often shaved down a bit due to pathetic state of
my chops). Until recently, I was using a metal Otto Link "Super Tone
Master" (also 6-star), but for the bossa nova music I'm playing now,
the rubber mouthpiece sound seems better.
A 1980 Martin M36 flattop
acoustic guitar. My favorite strings are Martin
Marquis light guage, swapping the high "E" for something a bit
heavier to reduce twanging.
A 2001 Epiphone "Dot" semihollow
electric guitar. It's basically a knock-off of the classic Gibson ES-335.
I'm still on the original strings, which are overdue to be replaced.
I play it through a Tech 21 practice amp.