Selmer Paris S80 Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
New Facing Designs!
One of the most iconic saxophone mouthpieces of all time, the S80 alto mouthpiece has become the standard of reference that teachers & performers use for a quality, hard rubber mouthpiece. The S80 alto mouthpiece is available in several facing options, but most known for the “C*” (C Star) facing… so much so that many teachers will simply tell their students to “get a Selmer C star” mouthpiece when they are actually referring to the S80 model with the C* facing.
The mouthpiece features a square tone chamber for wonderful tonal complexity at all dynamic levels.
The S80 alto mouthpiece is available in the following facing sizes: C, C*, C**, D, E, & F – the further down in the alphabet, the larger the tip opening.
New Facing Designs
Selmer Paris changed all of their facing designs a few years ago. These changes were to both the tip opening and the facing length. The changes were done to “improve the acoustical response” according to Selmer Paris. The model sizes below are for the current new mouthpiece production.
The S80 alto sax mouthpiece is available in the following sizes:
- C – 1.45 mm Tip
- C* – 1.55 mm Tip
- C** – 1.65 mm Tip
- D – 1.75 mm Tip
- E – 1.85 mm Tip
- F – 1.95 mm Tip
All S80 alto sax models use the same 24.00mm facing length.
Kessler & Sons Music offers a 3 day trial / return policy by default on S80 alto mouthpieces. There are no cleaning fees or restocking fees (assuming that the item is returned in proper condition).
When we ship the mouthpiece, we install a blue protective film over the logo to help protect the logo from unrepairable scratches while it is being tested. We also install a tooth patch before shipping. This way you can test the mouthpiece without fear of damage. 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.
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Every Selmer Paris instrument goes through a complete and thorough Professional Setup in our ProShop prior to shipping to make sure that you receive only the best!
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