Guardala mouthpieces are inspired by the great saxophone players of the past 25 years and integrate these sounds and styles into the creation of professional quality mouthpieces. While the sound of any instrument is going to come largely from the player itself, these mouthpieces can enhance certain tonal properties to match the style of music and needs of the artist.
Guardala saxophone mouthpieces are in five main groups. Ranging from brightest to darkest, these categories are: Super King, King, MBII, Studio, and Crescent. The very bright sound of the Super King Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece is due largely to its high baffle and small bore. This mouthpiece is ideal for an electronic instrument or for a musician playing rock or pop music. The King Tenor Saxophone mouthpiece was inspired by the sound of King Curtis. This mouthpiece combines the sounds of Detroit and Texas jazz making it perfect for pop, contemporary jazz, and bebop music.
With the MBII Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece, the tones start to get a little heavier. This mouthpiece is designed to recreate the definitive era of 1980’s saxophones. It has strong, sweet, and edgy elements but also possesses the fat bottom sound so greatly admired in classic tenor saxophones. The Studio Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece is a very balanced, resonant, responsive mouthpiece. Characterized with great projection, this mouthpiece was a longtime favorite of Michael Brecker of the Brecker’s Brothers Band. Finally, the very darkest of the mouthpieces is the Crescent Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece. Inspired by the John Coltrane album, “Crescent,” this mouthpiece’s large bore, smaller baffle, and slightly smaller tip contribute to its brooding, haunting qualities.
Guardala mouthpieces exhibit exceptional quality and are in a range of styles to suit any saxophonist