Each piece is hand-crafted. After milling, there is extensive hand work on the blank. The chamber, baffle and facing are all hand worked and finished to exacting tolerances. The result is a mouthpiece that offers total consistency with impeccable artistry.

Drake David Sanborn Master Series 8 Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review


The Sanborn model incorporates a three-tiered baffle design with a medium, Venturi chamber. It is available in three tip-openings: 6 (.080″), 7 (.085″) and 8 (.090″). All of the mouthpiece and baffle contour ratios are adjusted for each tip opening to ensure total consistency in feel.  

David Sanborn personally plays the number 8 tip opening.


The mouthpiece features a very immediate response and precise attack, with just the right amount of resistance to develop rich tonal color and allow total freedom of expression. It is exceptionally free blowing and allows the player to employ a complete range of dynamics, from the bottom to the top of the instrument. It is a powerful, projective mouthpiece, with impeccable intonation and a lush core sound. The full, rich sound presented by the Drake Sanborn Signature mouthpiece far surpasses that of other high-baffle, “power mouthpieces”.  

Each mouthpiece has a satin finished that is sterling silver plated and engraved with a unique serial number.  Limited Production.  Includes the Drake “Quad-Point” ligature, Drake Cap, Rovner Ligature, Velvet pouch, and Carry Case