Navarro Handmade Saxophone Mouthpieces
More integrity. More core.
We are most happy to announce that we sell Rafael Navarro’s excellent mouthpieces in Europe. To purchase mouthpieces please visit our webshop.
Every Navarro mouthpiece starts exactly the same way. Carved from a single, solid piece of stock. Why? Because Rafael Navarro believes that carving a rod is the only way to achieve maximum integrity of sound in a saxophone mouthpiece.
Navarro Maestra Series:
The Maestra Series is available in marble rubber and black rubber for Alto, Soprano, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone and only metal for Tenor Saxophone
The whole line takes after perfect copies of different generations of Otto Link and Meyer mouthpieces however Navarro has improved on those designs in order to enhance the performance of each mouthpiece and make them fit in the modern saxophone world.
Maestra Rubber Clips :
Maestra Metal Clips:
Other versions of the Maestra Tenor mouthpiece are going to be available in few months. These will be made out of metal and rubber and they will be what is called Florida Otto Link (Metal Version) and Early Babbitt in rubber without the gold ring. These are not yet released and we will inform accordingly.
See Bobby Martinez playing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuJHmBkDHeM
No clips are available at this time.
See Rosario Giuliani playing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abZkTDNkzgA
Imagine playing with a mouthpiece identical to Bob Mintzer’s. The Bebop Special is a unique piece developed to meet his precise requirements. Its design defies any mouthpiece in existence.
Designed with the direct collaboration of saxophone legend, Mr. Bob Mintzer. The Bebop Special Tenor mouthpiece in hard rubber offers unlimited range in colors with an incredible punch and flexibility. The Bebop Special resembles a combination of an old Reso Chamber sound with the punch of a modern mouthpiece. It sounds ranges from a smooth velvet tone ideal for R&B situations to a full straight ahead sound that never gets too bright on the top register. Its flexibility, playability and core are unmatched in the mouthpiece world. Over 3,000 bebop specials have been sold in only 14 months. Players all over the world have enjoyed and have selected over any other mouthpiece in the planet.
Bebop Special Clips:
Bebop Special in Metal
The Bebop Special in metal is a medium high baffle piece which offers excellent projection while still remaining warm in the bottom. This mouthpiece is excellent for R& B styles of music and straight ahead venues. Its designs are similar to what Bob played in the late 1980’s. This mouthpiece is designed for the player seeking the brilliance and power of a modern mouthpiece without losing the core and fatness of the traditional pieces of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. It combines a large chamber with a medium to high baffle. Players will never have to fuss with their vintage pieces again by changing facing curves or adding wedge baffles. The Bebop Special strikes the perfect balance of new and old, with an optimal tonal parametric.
Taking from the fatness of the Bebop Special, the Bop Boy offers a faster execution and brilliant altisimo when comparing to the Bebop, while still having a great core and fantastic quality of sound. This mouthpiece is probably the biggest sounding rubber piece in existence. Think of an Otto Link- Guardala combination. The Bop Boy has it all. It cuts like metal while having the warmth and body of a rubber mouthpiece.
See Anibal Rojas Playing the Bop Boy in Rubber:
Hear Bob Franceschini on a Bop Boy:
The Bop Boy in metal is one of the greatest metal mouthpieces ever produced. It combines a medium chamber and medium high baffle which is shorter than the Bebop Special. The result is a dramatic powerful mouthpiece which can be used for straight ahead and modern jazz sittings. Its color will remind you of Michael Brecker and Dexter Gordon at times. This mouthpiece is terrific in all settings and Navarro’s best seller.
See Tony Lakatos Playing the Bop Boy
Anibal Rojas and Tony Lakatos on the Bop Boy Metal:
Black HR: The German hard rubber is a classic compound with the same formula being used in the greatest mouthpieces from 1920’s thru 1960’s. Navarro machines every mouthpiece out of a stock bar and they are not molded. The process is quite expensive however much more accurate than molded products. The Black HR has a dense and darker tone.
Marble Rubber: The German Marble rubber is a mix of two rubber compounds. One being the black traditional compound mixed with colors and the second part is a traditional black HR. The colored one is a compound of its own which is done by adding colors in when manufacturing the compound. Both black and red compound in this instance are mixed through an extruder which results in a fantastic wood alike shape. Then the rod is cured normally on an autoclave to give the same hardness as the regular black hard rubber rods. The mix of tints makes this rubber into a particular medium bright sound. It is definitely clearer sounding than black HR.