The Ralph Morgan Mouthpiece 'Making' Philosophy
There are many differences between Morgan Mouthpieces and other mouthpieces being manufactured today. A return to the principles of construction and acoustical design used for well over 100 years, from 1808 to around 1910 proves that they worked far better than the modern day ideas used today. Here is a list of the 'old' characteristics you will find in a Morgan Mouthpiece. The curvature (duck-billing) of the beak surface is attributable to early study by Gustave Langenus, which we continue to use in our production. Removal of a precisely graduated bulk of material in the beak area allows that portion...
Saying Goodbye to An Old Friend
On occasion, businesses have to assess the products or services they provide and determine whether it makes sense to keep all that are being offered. Sadly, after 30 years, we have decided NOT to continue with our student level Protone model mouthpieces. Our primary focus is our Professional model pure hard rubber mouthpieces, the Jazz, Excalibur and Classical models and that is where we would like to place our energy and resources moving forward. For all of you Protone players out there, we say thank you for your support of the Morgan Mouthpieces. Chances are that this was the first...
Get Back to Basics
Are you tired of chasing fads for a good saxophone or clarinet mouthpiece? It seems that every month there is another new mouthpiece on the market and the choices are just far too many. How do you know what's good? What's bad? How will it sound with my horn? Is it going to over project or not be loud enough? You could spend tireless hours going through the scenerios but it all boils down to one thing: Timelessness. The Morgan Company has been making mouthpieces, by hand, in the same place, using the same process for over 30 years....