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An exact replica of the mouthpiece played by Brandford Marsalis, it has a large bore/ chamber and a moderate baffle. It’s ideal for playing mainstream Jazz With the “harder” sound Brandford made famous. 

All handmade Guardala models are constructed by Nadir Ibrahimoglu, the former workshop colleague of the legendary mouthpiece guru- Dave Guardala. Building on his skill learn with Guardala Nadir has continued with the classic designs as well as introducing several new variations of his own. 

This sort of construction is very labour intensive, but the overall quality is without peer. Cosmetically the appearance is much smoother with no cut marks, facilitating better airflow throughout the piece. As a result, in our tests we’ve found it's more complex, richer with additional harmonics. Difficult to put your finger on exactly why or what is going on, but is it worth it......ooh yes! 

Tip opening 114 thou (8*) 

Dave Guardala

We've recently had visits from leading UK players Simon Bates (Superking) and Graham Turner (King) both of whom have old & fairly worn handmade Guardala mouthpieces. Their reaction was the same after playing these new ones, " Wow! that's how my mouthpiece used to play!"

Guardala never offered a choice of tip openings or publicised their size. The idea was that to achieve the desired result it had to be a set tip opening and that a different opening would change the characteristics. We've measured them so here are the four models in ascending order of brightness: New Crescent = 8, MBII = 8*, King = 9, Superking = 9* 

Don't be put off if you think they're too open for you as they're so free blowing. I would never play more than a 7 in any other make and I can comfortably play any of them. We recently supplied a Superking to John Long (Head of Music at St Bede's School) and his usual choice is for a 6*.

These are arguably the best metal tenor sax mouthpieces ever.

Free 1st Class Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND

Free Next Working day Delivery on all Saxophones to UK MAINLAND (excluding hire saxophones)

Competitive International Shipping Rates

Delivery Schedule

Orders received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

We have a massive selection of goods, although If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

If you're based overseas and would like more information on shipping including customs duty, please read our Based Overseas guide located here.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt.

If you wish to return products purchased on our website please follow the guidance below.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail store.

Please print and complete returns document found here: Return Document and include it inside your package.

  1. You must obtain a receipt with tracking information from the Post Office or chosen courier service. This can be used to track the item(s) that you are returning. We cannot accept liability for returned goods that we don’t receive or for those that get damaged in transit on their return.
  2. In all cases, (except where an item is faulty) the item(s) returned must be in its original and saleable condition. This includes all original packaging that must be undamaged and intact.
  3. All goods will be inspected on return. Where we have to make reductions in price to facilitate re-sale, you will be notified and the cost will be deducted from your refund.
  4. Goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so please ensure you package them up well to prevent any damage or loss during shipping.
  5. The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.

We aim process refunds 24 hours of receipt. If you do not see your original payment method credited within ten days please contact us.

Please send all returns to the following address:

SAX.CO.UK RETURNS DEPARTMENT
BROOKLANDS PARK
FARNINGHAM ROAD
CROWBOROUGH
EAST SUSSEX
TN6 2JD

If you have any difficulty or have any other queries regarding our returns policy, our customer services will be able to assist at help@sax.co.uk or 01892662533.