Morgan Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece Prototype

Hacked Preview of our New Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece Prototype

Author: David Hoskins

Today is April 6th and it is the Birthday of Gerry Mulligan.  Today is a great day to give an unofficial glimpse of our new mouthpiece for baritone saxophone.  This is just a preview of the prototype from phone pictures of progress from our craftsmen.  Official information and photos will be out when production starts later this Spring.

This is Gerry Mulligan:

Gerry famously played much of his career on a mouthpiece made by M.C. Gregory. 

This is an original M.C. Gregory baritone saxophone mouthpiece mold which was recently acquired by the Morgan Mouthpiece Company:

Using our pure rubber formula, which is probably similar to what M.C. Gregory used, here is the casting from the mold:

After many hours of curing and letting Erik Greiffenhagen work his magic, here's the nearly finished prototype:

And here's a crude hacked video of Erik test playing the unfinished prototype:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioLeuSRHgRw

Morgan Mouthpiece Company will start production on this model this Spring.  We will use this mold with our pure rubber formula.  These will be handcrafted to perfection by some of the most experienced mouthpiece craftsmen in the world.  If you are a fan of M.C. Gregory baritone saxophone mouthpieces, this will certainly be one to try.  More information and photos to come in later this Spring.

  • john orsini says...

    I play a Conn baritone from the mid 40’s. Have yet to find a piece that i really like. Would love to try one. Will you notify me when they are available? I live in Cleveland and would be happy to drive down.

    On Apr 23, 2018

  • Mark Thompson says...

    Any baffle? Possible to try one?

    On Apr 13, 2018

  • Benn Sutcliffe says...

    Have you considered bringing back the original Morgan baritone mouthpieces as well? They were tremendous but are almost impossible to source on the used market now.

    On Apr 13, 2018

  • Steffen Günter says...

    Great that you guys acquired the mold. It’s in best hands now. Looking forward to the mouthpiece! Put me on the newsletter list.

    On Apr 09, 2018

  • David Hoskins (Morgan Mouthpiece Company) says...

    Hey Alex, Don’t confuse our production process with other manufacturers. I do not know any current manufacturers who make mouthpieces this way. Most others use milling machines, CNC machines or purchase semi-finished blanks from other companies. I doubt there are more than a couple current manufacturers in the world who would know how to make a mouthpiece from these molds. Also, after this came out of the mold, all the work was done by hand with files and sandpaper…again, nobody does this anymore. We still do it the way the Meyer Bros did it and also how M.C. Gregory did it. We are often baffled (pardon the pun) by the cost of other manufacturers mouthpieces considering how little time it takes them to make a mouthpiece.

    On Apr 06, 2018

  • Gord Taylor says...

    You have my attention!

    On Apr 06, 2018

  • Brad Elmore says...

    Cool looking at the inner workings of the manufacturing of your pieces

    On Apr 06, 2018

  • Brad Elmore says...

    Cool looking at the inner workings of the manufacturing of your pieces

    On Apr 06, 2018

  • Mark Thompson says...

    I’d like to try one.

    On Apr 06, 2018

  • Alex says...

    Wow – no wonder mouthpieces are so expensive – that looks like a lot of work to get it in playing condition from the blank – thanks a for for posting this – very interesting!

    On Apr 06, 2018

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