Guardala Crescent - Tenor Sax Mouthpiece - Silver Plated - Hand Finished

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Listen to the Guardala Crescent - Tenor Sax Mouthpiece - Silver Plated - Hand Finished :
Description

THE CRESCENT MODEL WAS DESIGNED WITH THE "COLTRANE" SOUND IN MIND.

The sound of this mouthpiece is reminiscent of the John Coltrane album “Crescent” circa 1963. It features a slightly smaller tip opening than other models. It had a large bore and a slight baffle. Tip opening 106”.

FEATURES

 Material: Silver-plated brass

 Made In: Hamburg, Germany

 Chamber: Large

 Baffle: Small

 Manufacturing Method: CNC machined, hand finished

 Recommended for: Jazz

• Tip opening: 106

STAFF REVIEW

"Dave Guardala Crescent. Reminiscent of the John Coltrane sound, this model was inspired by the album "Crescent," circa 1963. I did some careful measuring and found the Crescent equated to an Otto Link 8 but despite this relatively large tip opening it feels remarkably free-blowing. Tonally, it has a basic warmth, breathiness and 'body' to it, whilst giving out a huge amount of power and brightness on top. It is this wonderful mixture that made me immediately fall in love with it. I really do think this is one of the best mouthpieces I have ever tried – so I bought one for myself! Michael Brecker used a Guardala Studio mouthpiece back in the early 80s but unfortunately it is no longer available. Despair not! Although the Crescent looks slightly different internally, to the Studio, I found that I got that same basic sound that Brecker achieved (of course you need to have his sound well established in your head!); vibrant, rich and with a bit of edge on the surface." Jim - Sax.co.uk

 

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