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Andy Sheppard Autograph Series Metal Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
CA0242

Was: £599.00
£499.00
UK tax incl.
£415.83
UK tax excl.
In stock
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10% deposit of £49.90

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24 month finance 4.9 APR

10% deposit of £49.90

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Description

Staff Review

I was fascinated with the concept of this new mouthpiece when I first heard about it – the idea that a well reputed British mouthpiece maker has worked in conjunction with a UK Jazz Sax giant, notorious for his full-bodied and lyrical sound – it sounded to me like a recipe for success! I’m pleased to say that I was bowled over by these mouthpieces when I first got my chops on them! Morgan has managed to retain that warmth and huskiness in sound that you can associate with a quality metal link, but these models contain added definition and projection, which make them more in-line with the feel of a Florida – there is a real ease of tone production that emanates from the 7*; the sound is very fluid, never overly bright, but with the possibility to push it when you need a modern turn of phrase. Interestingly the 10 doesn’t feel impossible to play (for regular guys!) – this is Andy Sheppard’s tip opening of choice, hence the decision to run with this – if you select a nice responsive reed, the 10 gives a very full bodied sound with plenty of dynamic scope. A real beauty of a mouthpiece, good job Morgan! Jim Cheek

The raw brass finish is made from Silicon Brass (C69300 or Eco Brass), made for drinking water applications. It is many times more resistant to corrosion and dezincification as compared to standard brass.

Manufacturers Description

There's no such thing as "The Perfect Mouthpiece" ............ Is there?

Maybe not but, you can certainly get close.

After the incredible success of the Andy Sheppard Autograph Series saxophone it seemed like a logical step to look at the next important factor to producing a great sound after choosing your desired sax........ Which is the mouthpiece.

Like most saxophonists, world renowned jazz man Andy Sheppard has been searching all of his career for "the one" when it comes to mouthpieces. Getting close but, never feeling 100% satisfied that he can achieve all of the sounds he desires on one single mouthpiece.

It always felt like, if I could have the response of this mouthpiece combined with the volume of that one with the focus and richness of those pieces!!

This was always a common topic of conversation between Andy Sheppard and Autograph sax consultant Andy Brush.

They put their heads together to decide who would be the ultimate UK based mouthpiece maker with a great reputation and a wealth of knowledge to approach. It didn't take too long to realise that the incredible Morgan Fry would be the perfect choice.

An initial meeting was set up between Andy and Morgan to see what could result from putting two craftsman at the top of their respective games in the same room. From the outset, it was clear that the two had lots of mutual respect for each other.

An indepth discussion about Andy's past preferences for mouthpieces took place.

Notes were made about which aspects he liked about Berg Larsen, Guardala, Norberto, Ted Klum and vintage Otto Links (interestingly, Andy started on Otto Links and migrated back to these). These different brands had been Andy's personal choices over his career up until now.

With Morgans vast knowledge of mouthpiece designs, he had a clear idea of what he thought would make Andy happy.

Within no time at all, both men were agreeing on the same concepts for a mouthpiece.

After a few hours together, the first designs for a prototype were being put into action. One week later, Andy received the first mouthpiece for trial............ It was good but, it wasn't great.

Andy called Morgan and described in detail what was missing from the initial model. Morgan then set to work on using his incredible knowledge to make the adjustments needed to improve the first version.

Two weeks later Andy received the revised model. Andy then put this through a thorough testing process of recording in his Bristol studio, listening back and scrutinising every nuance as well as playing in various live situations.

This time, it was much closer to Andy's ideal mouthpiece. Again after hearing Andy's thoughts, Morgan went back to work on another half dozen pieces all with varying degrees of subtle differences.

Upon receiving these, Andy set to work once again on hoping to find the ultimate mouthpiece in this selection.

Several hours of recording, listening back to every detail and comparing each model helped Andy narrowed it down to one particular mouthpiece that stood out from the rest.

Another meeting with Morgan to make some delicate alterations on this almost perfect mouthpiece was the final part of the journey. With Andy play testing after each little adjustment, the finished item was closer than ever.

Within no time, Andy was feeling like the search was over and incredibly happy with what he describes in his own words as "The Best Mouthpiece I've Ever Played"

Andy hopes that through his years of experience playing mouthpieces combined with Morgans incredible knowledge and craftsmanship, they may just have come up with a piece that is as near to perfection as possible for every saxophonist that cares about their sound and need to express themselves without working too hard.

This mouthpiece undoubtedly has the Andy Sheppard personality ....... It is incredibly versatile and allows you to play beautiful rich subtones at a whisper without losing any of the depth of tone, in much the same way that an expensive pair of hi fi speakers will maintain a glorious full sound whether played loud or quietly.

The mouthpiece allows you to sculpt your sound and produce an incredibly controlled tone with a distinct presence that commands the listeners attention.

Naturally, It is a perfect match for the Autograph Series tenor.

Trialled on many different brands of tenor sax, it seems to bring the very best out of each respective horn.

The Andy Sheppard Autograph Series tenor saxophone mouthpiece is available in 2 tip openings which are 7* and 10.

Delivery

  • 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

We deliver your order right away. 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.

Postage Prices Outside of the UK

Simply add your desired products to the shopping cart, choose your shipping destination and the website will automatically assign your postage to the shopping cart.

UK Shipping Guide

Listed below is a guide to our UK Mainland shipping charges.

Category Royal Mail 1st Class Special Next Day Special Next Day (by 12pm)
Saxophones N/A FREE £5.00
Accessories £3.00 £8.00 N/A
Heavy Items £5.00 £8.00 N/A

Postage Within The UK

Royal Mail First Class (Default Shipping)

First Class Delivery aims to deliver within 1 to 3 days of postage but do bear in mind larger items are likely to need hand delivery (sax stands don't fit through letter boxes).

Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Day)

If your order is placed before 2pm and is in stock we promise to deliver next day. If an Item is not in stock we will refund your additional postage costs and deliver as soon as the goods are available. Over 2kg we use a mixture of regular post (low value items such as bags and heavier stands) & various couriers (usually DPD or UPS) depending on location and value.

Postage Within The EU

Anything under 2kg ships with Royal Mail. Orders amounting to over about £50 ship using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Orders over 2kg ship with various courier services- again, usually UPS or Fedex. 

Rest Of The World

Any order under 2kg ships in the regular mail (unless otherwise requested at time of ordering). Higher value shipments are sent using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Heavier items ship by courier - again, we tend to use UPS or Fedex. Please note that, should you want smaller orders by courier (an advisable security measure in some countries) please specify clearly when ordering. This will often incur a higher shipping price which we may have to cover by sending a paypal invoice.

For any order which has shipped with tracking: the full tracking information can be checked using the "my orders" section on our website (a link is on your initial order confirmation). 

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

Returns

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 stores.
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.

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