David Sanborn VR Masters Series

$297.00

NEW! The Drake David Sanborn VR Masters Series Mouthpiece for Alto Saxophone 

Background

David Sanborn came to prominence in the 1980’s and has since been a major influence on the Pop, Contemporary, Jazz, R&B and Crossover genres. His distinctive tone on the alto saxophone is unmistakable. Sanborn’s sound is the reason why he is one of the most successful and prolific saxophone players of recent times.  

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.

After the successful launch of the metal version, Drake and Sanborn continued to consult, seeking the next evolution of this mouthpiece, to provide unparalleled playing comfort and new possibilities in the sound. The result is the new Sanborn VR Masters Series model.   

Design

This mouthpiece features a unique three-tier baffle design, with a medium, venturi chamber. It is made from Drake’s proprietary Vintage Resin material, which is not available anywhere else on the market. 

This special mouthpiece is offered in three tip-openings: 6 (.080″), 7 (.085″) and 8 (.090″). David Sanborn plays the 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”. The Vintage Resin version provides unparalleled playing comfort, incredible projection, evenness of scale and a rich spectrum of tonal characteristics. 

“This new Vintage Resin really feels like home to me. It is an extraordinary mouthpiece, with full spectrum tone. The intonation is incredibly precise.  It is like nothing I’ve played before.  It is incredibly free-blowing and full. A joy to play.” 

– David Sanborn 

Details 

Each mouthpiece is meticulously hand crafted by Aaron Drake. Your purchase includes our innovative Drake Quad Rail Ligature – which allows the reed to vibrate with freedom for ultimate flexibility in shaping your sound.  In addition, you will also receive a Rovner L – 1M — flexible ligature. 

Shipped with a Drake branded mouthpiece cap, plush drawstring pouch and plastic carrying case.

Shipping

Shipping of this mouthpiece is complimentary within the Continental USA. 

Express International shipping is available as an option at check-out. All purchasers will be notified over email when their particular mouthpiece ships, along with any tracking information, if applicable. 

The special thin design (.15mm) of these bite plates will not dampen the natural vibration of the mouthpiece.

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The Aaron Drake Satisfaction Guarantee

We want you to be confident in your purchase and one hundred percent satisfied with your Drake mouthpiece. 

During your first week with the mouthpiece, if you find you are unhappy with it for any reason, you may exchange it for a different tip opening of the same model, or receive a full refundless the shipping charges. 

Before returning a mouthpiece for exchange or refund, simply insure that you contact Drake Mouthpieces within seven days of receipt and obtain a Return Authorization. 

Returning and exchange shipping costs are not included in the refund, nor are they part of the Satisfaction Guarantee. 

Mouthpieces that are returned in worn, scratched or damaged condition may be subject to a re-stocking or repair fee. 

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