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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.

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Using a solid rod minimizes the imperfections often found in the traditional molding and casting of hard rubber and metal. It results in greater consistency of material throughout the piece. He only uses the finest materials available – hard rubber from Germany, the best brass alloy and aged precious woods – each sourced from the best suppliers in the world. It’s a difference you can feel in every Navarro 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.

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Maestra Tenor: Available in Black HR and Marble HR, the Maestra tenor mouthpiece started as a copy of an 1950’ s Otto Link Slant Signature which we all know is the mark of greatness in terms of sound . Navarro however; has improved on the curve length and baffle combination allowing this Maestra to have more volume, color range and playability when comparing to the old vintage Otto Link Slant Signature while still having that Classic Stan Getz, Zoot Zims sound. The Maestra has being played by, Bobby Martinez, Bob Franceschini, Joel Frahm, Walt Weiskopf, and so many other great saxophone players in the world. All of them are amazed by its response and range of power and colors it offers while remaining extremely flexible and easy to play.


Maestra Rubber Clips :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTmd7UcJOHo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUglA2ERXE4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOHqeLKUdsU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciAORgNrYDU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgytK7Xvwes

Maestra Metal Clips:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAcWI3mwWj4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4CzI4dvGss

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.


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Maestra Soprano: Available in Black HR and Marble HR, the Soprano Maestra is a copy of an Otto Link Slant Signature similar to the one played by Wayne Shorter. Navarro however; has improved on the curve length and baffle combination allowing this Maestra to have more volume, color range and playability when comparing to the old vintage Slant Sig Soprano. The Maestra is currently being played by Anibal Rojas, Bobby Martinez, Bob Mintzer, Bob Franceschini, Tony Lakatos, Chelo Segui, Daniel Guggenheim, Chris Merkz and so many other great saxophone players in the world. All of them are amazed by its response and range of power and colors it offers while remaining extremely flexible and easy to play.

See Bobby Martinez playing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuJHmBkDHeM

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Maestra Baritone: Available in Black HR and Marble HR, the Maestra Baritone is a copy of an 1940’s Meyer Brothers Baritone and an Otto Link Slant Signature Baritone. Navarro however; has improved on the curve length and baffle combination allowing this Maestra to have more volume, color range and playability when comparing to the old vintage Meyer Bros while still having that Mullingan Sound with greater volume and projection. The Maestra is currently being played by Doug Webb, John Mitchell, Wayne Kozak and many other great saxophone players in the world. All of them are amazed by its response and range of power and colors it offers while remaining extremely flexible and easy to play.

No clips are available at this time.
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Maestra Alto: Available in Black HR and Marble HR, the Alto Maestra is a copy of an 1940’s Meyer Brothers Alto similar to the one played by Cannonball Adderley. Navarro however; has improved on the curve length and baffle combination allowing this Maestra to have more volume, color range and playability when comparing to the old vintage Meyer Bros while still having that Classic Phil Woods-Cannonball Sound. The Maestra is currently being played by Rosario Giuliani, Anibal Rojas, Bobby Martinez, Vince Herring, and so many other great saxophone players in the world. All of them are amazed by its response and range of power and colors it offers while remaining extremely flexible and easy to play. The Alto Maestra is the best Jazz alto mouthpiece ever made.


See Rosario Giuliani playing it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abZkTDNkzgA


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Bebop Special in Rubber
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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXAaMWjRPHw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aMvpwcaUw8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFbI2vMXQA4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVIbtZG33d8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nZ3ZtZHPuo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbcniV9tGrE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX1EjWO9O2Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbgQbkxmCrM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y6cfsqlAnY

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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.
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The Bob Mintzer Bop Boy in Rubber:
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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1LCUCO1XDc
Hear Bob Franceschini on a Bop Boy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGLCpyR2UCo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcRERzFCXdk

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The Bob Mintzer Bop Boy in Metal:
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMAkl_dzztw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs8Matm3UCY
Anibal Rojas and Tony Lakatos on the Bop Boy Metal:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rludx5msutqex3p/6hpS5ldL03


Material differences:

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.