Liu Shizhao Studio Prototype Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

About a month ago, I was on Facebook just browsing through peoples posts when I came upon some beautiful pictures of some mouthpieces I had never seen before.  These were posted by Liu Shizhao who lives in Beijing, China and who makes mouthpieces.   Judging from the pictures I saw, these were masterfully made mouthpieces! Read More…

Ken Okutsu High Baffle Mouthpiece Alto Saxophone Review

Today, I am reviewing my fourth hard rubber alto saxophone mouthpiece from Ken Okutsu in Japan. It is the High Baffle model and has a 7 tip opening which is .079.   I already reviewed four Okutsu tenor mouthpieces which were all excellent so I have been very curious to review these alto mouthpieces as well. Four New Ken Okutsu Alto Saxophone Read More…

Ken Okutsu Focus Core Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing my second hard rubber alto saxophone mouthpiece from Ken Okutsu in Japan. It is the Focus Core model and has a 6 tip opening which is .075. (In the sound clip below I mistakenly say it is a Focus Tone but that was a mistake on my part…….sorry Ted Klum…….)   I already reviewed Read More…

Absolute “Alto+” Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today, I am reviewing a mouthpiece made by the Absolute company. These are made in Italy and this model is called the “Alto +”. There is also an Alto AL, Alto ST and an Alto R model on their website. You can also find all these models for Baritone, Soprano and Tenor saxophones as well.  Read More…

Absolute Alto ST Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today, I am reviewing a mouthpiece made by the Absolute company. These are made in Italy and this model is called the “Alto ST”.  There is also an Alto AL, Alto + and a Alto R model on their website. You can also find all these models for Baritone, Soprano and Tenor saxophones as well. Read More…

SaxZ Dave Sanborn Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is a SaxZ “Dave Sanborn” hard rubber alto saxophone mouthpiece.  SaxZ is a company in Japan which is run by Mitsu Watanabe.  I have reviewed a metal SAXZ Dave Sanborn model in the past and was curious to try the hard rubber model.   This mouthpiece has an 8 tip opening. SaxZ Dave Sanborn Hard Read More…

SAXZ David Sanborn Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is a SaxZ “David Sanborn” metal alto saxophone mouthpiece.  SaxZ is a company in Japan which is run by Mitsu Watanabe. SaxZ David Sanborn Model Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Man, I wish I had this mouthpiece when I was a kid.  When I was in junior high school, one of the first alto players I Read More…

Ishimori Woodstone A11 Silver Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

I have an Ishimori Woodstone silver alto sax mouthpiece to review and play for you today. This is a 7* tip high baffled mouthpiece.  I have been eagerly wanting to try these Ishimori mouthpieces out for quite awhile. Ishimori Woodstone A11 Silver Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Over the past few months I have heard of Ishimori Read More…

Warburton A Series 16 Degree Alto Sax Mouthpiece

This is a Warburton A series 16 degree alto saxophone mouthpiece that I am reviewing today.  This alto saxophone mouthpiece has an 7  tip opening. It is silver plated and came with a Rovner light ligature.  These are made by the great mouthpiece refacer Eric Falcon down in Florida. I received a few of these Read More…

Warburton A Series 12 Degree Alto Sax Mouthpiece

This is a Warburton A series 12 degree alto saxophone mouthpiece that I am reviewing today. This alto saxophone mouthpiece has an 8 tip opening. It is silver plated and came with a Rovner light ligature. These are made by the great mouthpiece refacer Eric Falcon down in Florida. I received a few of these Read More…

Kanee Z5 Custom Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is another hard rubber custom mouthpiece from Kanee mouthpieces in China.  As I said in an earlier review, I received 7 mouthpieces from Kanee Music to try out.   This model is the alto mouthpiece with the highest baffle.  It is called the Z5 model for the alto saxophone.  Here is what is written about Read More…

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