JodyJazz HR* Custom Dark - Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece

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Now introducing the Baritone Custom Dark into this incredibly popular line of JodyJazz mouthpieces.

This baritone piece completes the latest series of mouthpieces from Jody Jazz, a  premium mouthpiece offering a sumptuous ‘dark’ and warm tone. Made from exclusive Chedeville rubber, the sound oozes with quality and richness. 


"The new HR* CUSTOM DARK is the darkest sounding hard rubber mouthpiece in the JodyJazz line up," says JodyJazz Founder & President Jody Espina. "With rounded side walls and a large open round chamber, the HR* CUSTOM DARK still delivers plenty of projection with a surprising ease of altissimo. Like all JodyJazz mouthpieces, its incredible free-blowing response is due to a superior facing curve and expert hand finished tip rail, baffle and table," he continued. 

The regular JodyJazz HR* series is renowned for its warm and beautiful sound and has long been among the company's most popular and best-selling models. The new HR* CUSTOM DARK builds on that legacy but introduces a number of important new design features. The HR* CUSTOM DARK Baritone offers more warmth which comes from the company's proprietary 'CHR' Chedeville Hard Rubber from which it is constructed. This exclusive special hard rubber formula, which was developed for the company's Chedeville brand of Classical mouthpieces, imparts more warmth and beauty in the sound due to its purity and density. As with the Chedeville mouthpieces, the new HR* CUSTOM DARK Baritone bears the ‘CHR’ mark to identify its construction from this special hard rubber. 

The new HR* CUSTOM DARK Baritone also features a heavy stylized ring on the shank of the mouthpiece. The profile and heft of this ring was inspired by JodyJazz's popular POWER RING® ligature. With significantly more mass on the shank of the mouthpiece the HR* CUSTOM DARK Baritone enjoys a boost of body and increased harmonics.


• Material: Chedeville Hard Rubber

• Made In: USA

• Chamber: Large

• Baffle: Rollover

• Ligature: Not included

• Manufacturing Method: CNC machined; hand finished

• Recommended for: Jazz Professionals/Hobbyists. 

Staff Review

I have literally just finished having a jam on this mouthpiece and doing a duet with none other than Jody Espina himself (while he was here doing some filming with us).  It's always great to catch up with Jody as he is a super genuine guy who pours his life into his business, and I'm always reminded just how much attention goes into each new design of mouthpiece.  This baritone piece is an absolute cracker - so much core and bottom to the sound, but all the while there is a crisp presence interwoven.  Even though it is his dark piece, and even here in the case of the baritone, it still has bags of projection and power.  For all you bari players out there, If you took this mouthpiece into your next Big Band rehearsal I'm certain that it will give you that perfect sectional sound, and with enough presence to handle a solo or two!

Jim Cheek

Saxophone Setup

All of our instruments are fully checked and set-up by our experienced technicians. Regardless of size or price - all saxophones go through the same process.   Here at we know that when you buy a sax, our pro set up is absolutley essential to ensure the instrument you're purchasing is playing to it's optimum peformance. 

In addition, all new saxophones purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE checkover to make sure your saxophone continues to perform its best. 

Our 12-Step Checkover:

• All transit packing and corks from the manufacturer are removed.
• Thorough visual check for any imperfections in the finish, includes unlacquered saxophones.
• All pads checked for quality.
• All pad seatings checked using leak lights and traditional feeler paper methods.
• Regulation checked and adjusted.
• All key corks and felts checked, adjusted to set vent heights.
• All spring tensions checked and adjusted to create an even feel across the instrument.
• Neck fitting checked.
• Crook cork checked for cork quality and provided mouthpiece fits.
• Thorough play-test from top to bottom, including alternate fingerings.
• Case inspected for quality, instrument fit and accessories.
• Instrument cleaned and carefully repacked.

Delivery & Returns



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