H Couf Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece
This woodwind is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-02-13)
Price : US $45.00
The man behind the famous H. Couf saxophones is Herb Couf, former principal clarinetist with the Detroit, Pittsburgh and Baltimore symphony orchestras. He was also an accomplished saxophone artist and his tenor saxophone solo in Ravel's ''Bolero'', recorded by the Detroit Symphony, remains the benchmark for that piece of music. He was also a first call saxophonist in the Detroit area for shows, concerts and other performances. After he retired from the symphony, he consulted with the Keilwerth Music Instrument Factory in Germany and designed the line of H. Couf saxophones. What is not as well known is his work as a designer of clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces. Couf mouthpieces are highly regarded for their sonic qualities and their playability.
This baritone mouthpiece is from the Artist series of Couf mouthpieces and is a 5*R facing. I do not have an accurate tip opening measuring gauge but I would estimate that it is a medium-closed tip, something similar to a Meyer 5 or 6. Couf mouthpieces are quite free blowing and historically produce a big, full tone with excellent intonation characteristics. The tip, rails, table and chamber are in excellent condition. There is no tooth scuffing on the beak. Some of the lettering is faded or missing but overall, cosmetically, the mouthpiece is in very good condition.
The $8 shipping and handling fee covers fully-insured USPS Priority Mail to the contiguous US and Canada. International buyers will be charged a very nominal additional fee, dependent on country, to cover the increased cost of international shipping. Al
This woodwind is sold (sold on 2009-02-13)
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