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Legends Series Johnny Griffin Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
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One of the all-time great tenor saxophonists, Johnny Griffin will go down in jazz history as a performer easily able to negotiate the tricky harmonic...Read More
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An exact reproduction of Johnny Griffin' gold plated mouthpiece
One of the all-time great tenor saxophonists, Johnny Griffin will go down in jazz history as a performer easily able to negotiate the tricky harmonic changes and swift tempos of modern music. Know as the Little Giant, Griffin is also remembered as a player who could masterfully interpret tender ballads.
The Johnny Griffin Legends Series Mouthpiece is an exact reproduction of his original gold plated mouthpiece. Drake Mouthpieces has created this model through an innovative one piece casting method that is completely hand finished. This is unlike most production metal mouthpieces, which are CNC produced (made by machines). Although a very labor-intensive process, this was the only way to get the exact internal dimensions of Griffins original piece, and thus preserve the authentic experience for the performing artist. Each mouthpiece is finished in a deep rich 24 karat gold plating. As part of this unique process, pieces may have very subtle inclusions. This term refers to very small surface fluctuations that are sometimes visible but do not in any way affect the playability of the mouthpiece. These inclusions further contribute to the individuality of each piece.
The Johnny Griffin Legend Series Mouthpiece is the first metal tenor saxophone mouthpiece added to the series. Legend Series Mouthpieces are handmade in the USA by Drake and combine state of the art technology with hand finishing tradition to create a precision reproduction of each musicians original mouthpiece. Drake mouthpieces are revered for their accurate, immediate response and their incredible intonation stability and projection qualities.
- Finished in a deep rich 24 karat gold plating
- Handmade in the USA by Drake
- Available tip openings include Griffins original 6 (.100"), 7 (.105") and 8 (.110")