The last important factor is addressing the insane PRICE issue with mouthpieces.
I have taken the most expensive route in making my hard rubber pieces. Pure 100% hard rubber bar stock direct from Germany, carved out by CNC machine, then hand finished by Eric Falcon. I am using the most costly production method and one of the absolute best refacers and mouthpiece makers in the entire world to help create my mouthpieces. With the help of Eric Falcon, we prototyped over and over and over again until I finally got EXACTLY what I was looking for. It’s great to bounce everything off him, as he is a world-class mouthpiece maker/refacer and a great saxophone player. An enormous amount of computer time and a very hands on approach, with incredible attention to detail, has gone into these mouthpieces! Far more than you could possibly realize.
My metal mouthpieces are made from brass, CNC’d and hand finished one at a time, so they are also incredibly accurate from one mouthpiece to the next, just like with my hard rubber mouthpieces. The finishing work is beautiful. The enormous amount of time it takes to make each mouthpiece is why these mouthpieces play so well and look wonderful.
I am keeping the prices on a moderate pricing level so that players of all levels can afford a world-class mouthpiece without having to sell everything they own! After years of selling the most high end vintage mouthpieces, it’s my turn to give back and offer to you superb hard rubber and metal tenor sax mouthpieces—- at a great price.
I am charging $450 for my German hard rubber tenor mouthpieces plus shipping which is a great price in today’s marketplace for ORIGINAL design pure bar stock/hand finished mouthpieces, and $495 for my world-class metal tenor mouthpieces.
*****Why don’t I charge a few hundred more for my metals like other mouthpiece makers—-because I don’t feel it’s the right thing to do. Pricing them where I have will enable more saxophone players to be able to buy a world-class 10MFAN™ mouthpiece for the price of a couple nice paying gigs. *****
These are mouthpieces that will last you a lifetime at a very affordable price.
The reality is that I would rather sell more mouthpieces at a great price, so more of you can FINALLY get off the mouthpiece merry-go-round!
I’ve watched that for 30 years—lets put an end to it together!
I am well aware that I could charge $600+ per hard rubber tenor mouthpiece, and $750+ for my metal tenor mouthpieces and get it, but I am not going that route.
Mouthpieces don’t play BETTER at the higher price because they’re priced there. A mouthpiece doesn’t play ANY different at any price!
I have heard your complaints about high priced vintage and overpriced modern copycat mouthpieces for years, and I am so thrilled to be doing something new and refreshing with my own line of 10MFAN™ mouthpieces.
Once your mouthpiece order is ready to ship, I will provide you with the tracking number. We are working extremely hard to be around a three week wait period for the mouthpieces to be made, and then they’ll be sent out. I am VERY proud of this, as it was one of my goals from the get-go.
ALL buyers outside the United States are responsible for any taxes or fees they get charged by their country.