The Pure Vintage Saxophone Mouthpieces by CE Winds
After years of preparation and development, we are so proud to FINALLY announce the pricing and release date of our most recent line of saxophone mouthpieces - Pure Vintage by CE Winds. We expect a release date of June 1st, 2016 with mouthpieces in hand and ready to ship - no wait for the first several dozen customers - we will be able to produce between 20-25 per week, so there should never be a back log or waiting list on orders.
Pure Vintage Meyer Bros NY Alto 5M - Sale Price $179.00
Pure Vintage Otto Link Slant Sig Tenor 7* - Sale Price $199.00
I've tried to upload pictures but I just can't seem to make them small enough, so click the link above and there are a few shots, I will be posting more to the product page once we launch.
These mouthpieces are so identical to the originals that we are making them in a specially colored material so that they are not sold as originals or original blanks from the factory. The original mouthpieces we are using were all hand picked by our team through 10+ years of buying, selling and trading vintage saxophone mouthpieces. As you know, some vintage mouthpieces are much better than others, and we saved the best ones we could find specifically for this project. The measurements are exact to the original pieces that we are using to make them from. Inner chambers, rail thickness, tables, baffles, everything is exact to the original, or so close that even our gauges cannot detect the differences - even minor cosmetic blemishes from the originals are transferred over to the Pure Vintage mouthpieces. Our team is only removing seam lines and doing minor clean ups on the facings so that they maintain their original measurements.
These pieces are not CNC or 3D Printed, they are made using similar craftsmanship to the way they were made during their specific eras. We feel CNC was a huge step in the industry when it was introduced on the 1980's, and now 3D Printing seems to be catching on, but we love and prefer the traditional approach of manufacturing mouthpieces.
We feel there has never been a better reproduction mouthpiece than what we are going to be offering with the Pure Vintage Saxophone Mouthpieces. We will be offering our usual 30 Day Money Back Guarantee (from the day you receive your mouthpiece) to see for yourself. Compare it to your original, compare it to a friends original, play it for 30 Days and see what you think! At the price we are able to offer these great mouthpieces at, just above what modern production mouthpieces are selling for - along with our Money Back Guarantee, there is very little, if any, risk to checking out the new Pure Vintage mouthpieces by CE Winds!
From our recent blog:
The vintage saxophone mouthpiece market has never been higher and more out of reach for most saxophone players – with certain mouthpiece models selling in the $2,000 - $3000 range! Some saxophone players we’ve talked to said they would pay $1,000, $2,000 or more IF the mouthpiece they were buying was everything they wanted and more – but who wants to take that type of risk?
Through many years of buying, selling and trading saxophone mouthpieces, we have held on to most of the mouthpieces that we really consider the best of the best of the best – therefore making it easy for you to finally get that mouthpiece you’ve been looking for but never wanted to buy because the price was far too great to take the chance!
Using specifically chosen high grade materials, and manufacturing processes that we have developed over several years of making CE Winds mouthpieces (not CNC or 3D Printing), we are able to replicate these great vintage mouthpieces that are no longer being made due to industry changes in technology and manufacturing. These mouthpieces are purely vintage – they look, feel, play, and respond just like the original design that they are modeled from – we guarantee it! They look so much like the original designs that we are making them in a very specific color so that they will not ever be sold as originals or original blanks.
Our plan is to release several models / sizes over the years. We are launching the line with a 1960’s era Otto Link Tone Edge Slant Sig 7* Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece as well as a 1940’s Meyer Bros New York 5M Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece.Pure Vintage Saxophone Mouthpiece - Meyer Bros Alto
(MSRP 249.00) Sale price $179.00
Pure Vintage Saxophone Mouthpiece Otto Link Tenor
(MSRP $279.00) Sale Price $199.00
When you receive your new mouthpieces, you may notice minor cosmetic blemishes which may due to the following factors:
- a) blemishes in the original used as the master
- b) small air pockets created during the casting process
- c) minimal hand finishing in order to maintain original integrity
Every mouthpiece goes through the same point check / play test process as each CE Winds Handmade Saxophone Mouthpiece – mouthpiece tables, tips and rails checked, & test played. We also offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee on each mouthpiece purchased - with CE Winds we want to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase!