• Jazz Tenor

    $270.00
    Jazz Tenor  VRJT Featuring a carefully finished rollover baffle, this model has exceptional versatility and outstanding projection capacity.  The side walls are beautifully undercut to help create a warmth and incredible presence to the tone.  The acoustic design is reminiscent of the great vintage mouthpieces of the 1960’s. - Includes Drake Ligature, cap, velvet pouch and storage case
    Each mouthpiece is handmade to order by Aaron Drake.
    You will receive an email with delivery information when your mouthpiece ships.
    Shipping is free in the Continental US.
    USPS Express International shipping is $65.00 (added at check out)
     
  • This mouthpiece design embodies the acoustic design characteristics of the bebop era.  Charlie Parker and Sonny Stitt immediately come to mind when you play the Bebop Classic.  Features include a rollover baffle, flat internal side walls, an elongated window and a medium chamber.  The attack is immediate and crisp, and the core sound is direct and full.  Each mouthpiece is hand crafted by Aaron Drake from our innovative Vintage Resin material and
    includes our double rail ligature, cap, mouthpiece bag and carrying case.
    Each mouthpiece is handmade to order by Aaron Drake.
    You will receive an email with delivery information when your mouthpiece ships.
    Shipping is free in the US.
    USPS Express International shipping is $65.00 (added at check out)
  • The design of this mouthpiece has been modeled after the Otto Link Slant model, with a few modifications to help facilitate better stability of pitch and greater projection.  The floor slope has been raised and extended. Amazing warmth and depth to the tone with a great expressive range.  Featuring beautifully under cut walls and a chamber dimension larger than the shank diameter with a carefully contoured roll over baffle.

    Here is our new Large Chamber Soprano model. The design of this mouthpiece has been modeled after the Otto Link Slant model, with a few modifications to help facilitate better stability of pitch and greater projection.  The floor slope has been raised and extended. Amazing warmth and depth to the tone with a great expressive range.  Featuring beautifully under cut walls and a chamber dimension larger than the shank diameter with a carefully contoured roll over baffle.
    - Includes Drake Ligature, Cap and Case
     
    Each mouthpiece is handmade to order by Aaron Drake.
    You will receive an email with delivery information when your mouthpiece ships.
    Shipping is free in the US.
    USPS Express International shipping is $65.00 (added at check out)
  • This tenor model features the essential design elements of a vintage HR Otto Link Slant with specially calibrated modifications for the modern saxophonist.  The rollover baffle and floor delivery points have been specifically designed for optimal air flow and to create a beautifully balanced overtone series.
    This mouthpiece features a slight undercutting of the side walls and a medium or large chamber.
    This is THE mouthpiece for jazz saxophonists looking for the vintage feel with a modern delivery.
    "Son of Slant" is made from our specially engineered Hybrid Vintage Resin Material, which incorporates a small amount of ceramic into the resin, this enhances the acoustic resonance while also contributing a beautiful vintage aesthetic.
    Each mouthpieces includes the Aaron Drake Vintage Resin Double Rail ligature, which has been specifically designed for this model.
    Also included: Cap, pouch, and carrying case
    Each mouthpiece is handmade to order by Aaron Drake.
    You will receive an email with delivery information when your mouthpiece ships.
    Shipping is free in the Continental US.
    USPS Express International shipping is $65.00 (added at check out)
  • We have designed this exciting new model to embody the characteristics of the great vintage NY Meyers with the added control and response qualities that Drake has become know for.  The rollover baffle transitions to a gradual floor slope that delivers the air column at a carefully calibrated angle to give maximum projection and depth of tone.  The medium "venturi" type chamber also contributes to a controlled evenness  of timbre through the registers.  The beak angle and body dimensions have also been design for optimal embouchure comfort and beauty. Made from Drake Vintage Resin.  -Includes Drake Ligature, cap and case
    Each mouthpiece is handmade to order by Aaron Drake.
    You will receive an email with delivery information when your mouthpiece ships.
    Shipping is free in the Continental US.
    USPS Express International shipping is $65.00 (added at check out)
       
  • This model is based on the very same "Bullet Chamber" design that Pete Christleib has played for over 50 years.  The specially calibrated baffle is contoured to create an "aliveness" to the sound that is even through all the registers.  The addition of the long silver plated banding on the shank helps to focus the core vibrational frequencies and generates greater projection. “For a guy who has played on the same mouthpiece for 54 years, my new Aaron Drake recreation is incredibly accurate.  The .120” is my favorite.” Pete Christlieb Includes 2 screw metal Ligature, cap and case
    Each mouthpiece is handmade to order by Aaron Drake.
    You will receive an email with delivery information when your mouthpiece ships.
    Shipping is free in the Continental US.
    USPS Express International shipping is $65.00 (added at check out)
  • After a 7 year hiatus from making metal mouthpieces we are happy to announce several new models starting with the “Studio Jazz” alto model. 

    This mouthpiece is an original design which features a rollover baffle and a medium chamber.  The baffle and floor contour are specifically calibrated to offer flexibility with outstanding control and projection.   The versatility of this design enables each player to create their own sound.  Wether you are playing lead alto, R&B, or funk, you will find this mouthpiece can deliver!

    Each mouthpiece is hand faced and hand finished by master craftsman Aaron Drake. These mouthpieces are milled from pure brass and are silver plated in house at our facility in Georgetown, Texas.

    Each mouthpiece includes your choice of a Drake Quad Point Ring ligature or a Rovner ligature, a Drake cap, as well as a velvet pouch and carry case.  

    You will receive an email with delivery information when your mouthpiece ships.
    Shipping is free in the Continental US.
    USPS Express International shipping is $65.00 (added at check out)
  • In 2014 David commissioned Aaron to make him a custom mouthpiece that would measure up to his exacting standards and deliver winning performances; whether on stage or in the studio. The Aaron Drake David Sanborn Signature model has exceeded expectations. 

    Each Sanborn model mouthpiece is precision-milled and meticulously hand-finished to be an exact reproduction of David’s own Drake mouthpiece, which he has been performing exclusively with since 2014. 

     Design

    This Aaron Drake design was accomplished in direct consultation with David Sanborn, and influenced by several of Drake’s earlier designs. It is also inspired by some of Sanborn’s most beloved vintage mouthpieces. The result is a mouthpiece that helped to write the next chapter in Sanborn’s sound, and can now help you write your own story. 

    Process

     Each piece is hand-crafted. After milling, there is extensive hand work on the blank. The chamber, baffle and facing are all hand worked and finished to exacting tolerances. The result is a mouthpiece that offers total consistency with impeccable artistry.  

     Specifics

    The Sanborn model incorporates a three-tiered baffle design with a medium, Venturi chamber. It is available in three tip-openings: 6 (.080"), 7 (.085") and 8 (.090"). All of the mouthpiece and baffle contour ratios are adjusted for each tip opening to ensure total consistency in feel.  

    David Sanborn personally plays the number 8 tip opening.

    Sound

    The mouthpiece features a very immediate response and precise attack, with just the right amount of resistance to develop rich tonal color and allow total freedom of expression. It is exceptionally free blowing and allows the player to employ a complete range of dynamics, from the bottom to the top of the instrument. It is a powerful, projective mouthpiece, with impeccable intonation and a lush core sound. The full, rich sound presented by the Drake Sanborn Signature mouthpiece far surpasses that of other high-baffle, "power mouthpieces".  

      Each mouthpiece has a satin finished that is sterling silver plated and engraved with a unique serial number.  Limited Production.  Includes the Drake "Quad-Point" ligature, Drake Cap, Rovner Ligature, Velvet pouch, and Carry Case

    About the Drake "Quad-Point" Ligature

    The Drake “Quad Point” ligature is custom designed for the new David Sanborn mouthpiece to sit near the end of the table, Dave’s signature placement. This ligature position allows full reed fiber activation and maximizes resonance and responsiveness. The Quad Point refers to 4 touch points on the reed. Tested and approved by David Sanborn.

    David Sanborn Mouthpiece Development History

    In 2013 David invited me to meet after his concert in San Antonio Texas.  David expressed his need for a mouthpiece that could replace the mouthpiece he played for many years.  From this initial meeting I began making prototype mouthpieces for David to try, and within several months we landed on a design that David liked.  Not only liked, but a mouthpiece that could be his number one piece.  In 2014 Dave switched and began playing exclusively on his Drake mouthpiece.  

    Several years have passed since then, and now David and I have decided to offer this mouthpiece as the David Sanborn model.

    You will receive an email with delivery information when your mouthpiece ships.
    Shipping is free in the Continental US.
    USPS Express International shipping is $65.00 (added at check out)
     

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