Caravan Saxophone Mouthpieces
Available for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, this mouthpiece represents a more modern manifestation of Adolphe Sax's original mouthpiece design. The "open chamber" characteristic (no constriction in the tone chamber) provides for considerable tonal depth and darkness in quality for "classical" performance on saxophone, but the tone chamber is also sized to allow for plenty of power and richness compared with older open-chamber designs. The beautifully balanced sound this mouthpiece can produce comes primarily from the deep baffle and round tone chamber that blends smoothly into the bore of the mouthpiece. Somewhat wider side and tip rails provide for greater purity in the tone and greater homogeneity of color throughout the saxophone's range.
Cap and Ligature NOT included.
Consistent with an "American concept"—
The Caravan Saxophone Mouthpiece has been designed to make it easier for the saxophonist to produce a tone quality that corresponds appropriately to the sounds heard among other woodwind performers in symphonic and classical music in America—an "American" sound representing, more or less, a synthesis of various European "schools." The sound this mouthpiece encourages is a particularly attractive alternative to the brighter, "brassier" sounds generally associated with the French school and the mouthpieces (French manufacture or French derivative) that produce those results—a sound concept that has generally not found favor among non-saxophonist symphony musicians in the U.S.