This is a Rafael Navarro Maestra alto saxophone mouthpiece in marble ebonite. This piece is a 5 tip opening and was made for me by Rafael a few years ago when he still added the brass ring around the shank. He made this piece for me and in his own words said I made this piece a little brighter as thats the kind of piece I play myself. The Rafael Navarro Alto Maestra is a copy of an 1940s Meyer Brothers Alto similar to the one played by Cannonball Adderley.
Navarro however; has improved on the curve length and baffle combination allowing this Maestra to have more volume, color range and playability when comparing to the old vintage Meyer Bros while still having that Classic Phil Woods-Cannonball Sound. The Maestra is currently being played by Rosario Giuliani, Anibal Rojas, Bobby Martinez and so many other great saxophone players in the world. All of them are amazed by its response and range of power and colors it offers while remaining extremely flexible and easy to play. The marble ebonite makes the sound slighly brighter than the standard black ebonite.
The Alto Maestra is quite possibly he best Jazz alto mouthpiece ever made. Every Navarro mouthpiece starts exactly the same way. Carved from a single, solid piece of stock. Because I believe that carving a rod is the only way to achieve maximum integrity of sound in a saxophone mouthpiece.
Using a solid rod minimizes the imperfections often found in the traditional moulding and casting of hard rubber and metal. It results in greater consistency of material throughout the piece. I only use the finest materials available hard rubber from Germany, the best brass alloy and aged precious woods each sourced from the best suppliers in the world. Its a difference you can feel in every Navarro mouthpiece.If you have any questions please dont hesitate to contact me and I will try to respond promptly. Buyers from outside the UK will pay the configured rate for Priority International. Thanks for looking and good luck.
Note: No Ligature, cap or reed is included, only the mouthpiece. The item "Rafael Navarro Maestra Alto Mouthpiece (New York Meyer Bros copy) marble 5 tip" is in sale since Wednesday, August 09, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "eveletitia123" and is located in Pudsey.
This item can be shipped worldwide.