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The Taigor Smooth Tenor Sax Mouthpiece is a 100% handmade mouthpiece. It is made using moulds, then finished and adjusted by hand. As with all Taigor mouthpieces, the mouthpieces have been tested one by one.
The Smooth is a very versatile mouthpiece that can provide a brightness but also a velvety sound. It is built with a ramp (high deflector) providing plenty of sound projection. It is suitable for Pop, Gospel, Smooth Jazz, and Fusion styles, among others.
This mouthpiece is modelled like a metal mouthpiece, but the material used in this incredible mouthpiece is a combination of high mechanical strength resin and porcelain. It also features a metal ring, plated in 18ct gold, that extends from within the mouthpiece. This provides the Smooth with an amazing sound full of depth.
Porcelain is a material that directly influences resonance. Combining this material with resin and a gold-plated ring makes for a completely unique material, resulting in a unique tone colour. This mouthpiece offers a fundamentally strong, rich and deep sound.
The Taigor Smooth Tenor Sax Mouthpiece is suitable for saxophonists of all levels and is available in two tip openings:
- Tip opening #7: ~2.30mm
- Tip opening #8: ~2.50mm
“The ‘Smooth’ features a distinct medium to dark jazz tone. The metal inner ring gives this piece good response and a punchy sound with plenty of cut. The piece also has a fantastic dynamic range and good control combined with a very comfortable design that feels great in the mouth. As the name suggests, the ‘Smooth’ displays a fantastic smooth jazz sound with warm, mellow tones, however, provides a good punch and brightness when pushed in the higher notes.”
Evan Batkin, teacher & artist
- Manufactured using moulds.
- Hand finished and adjusted.
- Polished body (no painting or colouring).
- Material: Combination of resin + porcelain.
- Hybrid: resin/porcelain body with internal brass shaft, plated in 18ct gold
- Permanent engraving, in low relief.
- Individually tested.
- Colour: dark coffee brown.
About Taigor Mouthpieces
Brazilian company Taigor was born in early 2015 and aims to bring quality and efficiency to the saxophone market. Taigor mouthpieces are made with molds to ensure a consistent manufacturing process. All finishing and adjustment is done by hand, and the mouthpieces are tested individually.
The company seeks to use the newest technologies and the best raw materials to acquire a superior sound quality, equivalent to the best mouthpieces available. As well as this, Taigor mouthpieces are only ever polished and never painted to maintain the quality of the material and provide excellent tone colours.
Some endorsers of the Taigor Mouthpiece line-up include Kelven Alves, Danila Macedo, David Calixto Souza and Ronaldo Silva.