Yardbird Model Brass Alto
The new Yardbird Model Brass Alto saxophone mouthpiece is available in sizes six, seven, eight and nine! This has been the most difficult and perhaps the most important mouthpiece we have developed. I have been chasing aspects of, or my version of this sound for well over 40 years with very limited success! It is difficult to try to convey with words how important Bird is to me musically but to quote him from his tv appearance “Music speaks louder than words“ and although he set the bar so very high, those of us who love his music pay tribute to him every time we play! This is a sincere effort of creating a piece that offers a sound closer than anything available to the Bell metal brass cast London Selmer which he played from late ‘49 on and has all the elements of power, cut, warmth, and that full, dark, Tenor-like woodiness that we all love!
Machined and hand finished in brass and plated in 24 K Gold, this mouthpiece now includes a gold plated brass ligature as well. For the ultimate experience, we highly recommend the Marc Jean Ligature II!
It is my hope that this piece will help and even inspire those who love Bird as I do to strive to reach even closer to the spirit and sound he blessed us with. A very special thanks to Jesse Davis and John Bowes for their generosity in providing the original London Selmer pieces for the design inspiration.
Remember, fulfillment time for any of our mouthpieces is up to 4 weeks.
Size 5 (0.073 +/- .0015), Size 6 (0.077 +/- .0015), Size 7 (0.080 +/- .0015), Size 8 (0.083 +/- .0015), Size 9 (0.087 +/- .0015)