New York Meyer Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
100th Anniversary Model – New York Model
The original vintage New York Meyer Alto Sax mouthpiece is the most sought after mouthpiece in history. They have been used by the finest saxophonists since their creation. Today, the Meyer legacy is maintained by jj Babbitt in Elkhart, Indiana where all Meyer Alto Sax mouthpieces are made to this day. However, as the modern Meyer mouthpiece has evolved, many players still seek the vintage New York Meyer mouthpieces in hopes of capturing the absolute most from their performance. This has driven the pricing of vintage New York Meyer’s into the 4 digit price range!
The owner and maker of Meyer, the jj Babbitt Company, has introduced the new “NY Meyer” (New York Meyer) mouthpiece for alto saxophone. The black vulcanized rubber NY model will be produced throughout 2019, the company’s Centennial year. “Adding this new model fills a niche in our popular Meyer lineup,” said Rocco (Rocky) Giglio, jj Babbitt’s president and chief operating officer. “It offers players of all skill levels an opportunity to enjoy the response and intonation that have made Meyer mouthpieces the industry favorite.”
Players have requested an easy-blowing Meyer mouthpiece with superb control and playability. This new model completes the Meyer line and should allow saxophonists to discover what they are looking for both in sound and comfort while performing. “Consistent and careful manufacturing are 100 year-old traditions at jj Babbitt,” Giglio noted. “Other manufacturers have attempted—without success—to copy our exceptional Meyer products. This is the real (New York Meyer) mouthpiece.”
In pre-release testing, professional musicians agreed the NY Meyer is a classic because of its even response, remarkable consistency, and excellent intonation at all volume levels. They highly recommended the versatile NY as a great value for professionals and students alike. Specific player comments include:
- “jj Babbit remains one of the few mouthpiece makers still getting it right. While boutique brands focused on novelty items that promise one specialized feature or another, Babbit’s catalog of mouthpieces remains some of the best ever designed.”
- “I couldn’t get enough of the (New York Meyer) 7Ms.”
- “Astonishing projection, much more than any alto mouthpieces I have ever played.”
- “Speaks well with a nice core and wide dynamic range.”
- “It’s free-blowing and exemplifies the best characteristics of the unique Meyer sound and playing experience.”
- “The (New York Meyer) took a strong airstream without sounding overblown or losing the basic integrity of the sound. They are centered and easy to control, but also vibrant, colorful, and flexible for a rich subtone in the low register and screaming lead alto in the upper register.”
The New York Meyer Alto Sax Mouthpiece is available 4 facings and only the 1 chamber.
- 5 – .071″ Tip
- 6 – .076″ Tip
- 7 – .081″ Tip
- 8 – .086″ Tip
New Ligature & Cap
The New York Meyer model mouthpieces will include a new ligature and cap design. The new ligature features a 2 rail system for secure but minimal reed contact. This combination offers exceptional performance and reed stability and is included with the mouthpiece. A custom cap fit for the new ligature is also included.
Trial & Return
Kessler & Sons Music offers a 3 day trial / return policy by default on all in stock mouthpieces. There are no cleaning fees or restocking fees (assuming that the item is returned in proper condition).
We strongly recommend customers to use another ligature while testing the mouthpiece. Mouthpieces that are sent back with scratches from the ligature will NOT receive a full refund. When we ship the mouthpiece, we install a blue protective film over the logo to help protect the logo from scratches, but this does not 100% protect them.
We also install a tooth patch before shipping. We recommend leaving these items on the mouthpiece during the testing phase and only to remove them after you have made the decision to keep the mouthpiece.
Please read our terms & conditions (link at the bottom of the page) for full details on this policy.