Yamaha 4C Alto Sax Mouthpiece
Standard Series Alto Sax Mouthpiece
A saxophone player’s mouthpiece is the single most important accessory to help a player achieve the performance that they desire. Student sax players need a balanced, well made and easy to play mouthpiece. Unfortunately, many student mouthpieces are simply made to be cheap rather than to truly perform. The Yamaha 4C Alto Sax Mouthpiece is one of the most trusted mouthpieces for student musicians to learn the art of music. Crafted with performance in mind, teachers and professional players will attest to the quality and reliability of the Yamaha 4C Alto Sax Mouthpiece for student & intermediate players.
The Yamaha 4C Alto Sax mouthpiece is actually called the “Standard Series” mouthpieces, but they are commonly referred to as a “4C Mouthpiece” by teachers because it is the size that they most commonly use on this model. The Standard Series mouthpiece for Alto Sax is actually available in the following sizes:
- 3C – 1.50 mm Tip
- 4C – 1.60 mm Tip *Most Popular*
- 5C – 1.70 mm Tip
- 6C – 1.80 mm Tip
Made in Japan, the Standard Series mouthpieces are made out of high-quality phenol resin (plastic) and feature a design based upon the top grade Custom Series. They are extremely consistent in specifications and playing quality, and offer excellent value for their price. The facing of this series is slightly shorter than that of the Custom Series making them easier to play, and easier for beginning students to achieve a rich characteristic sound.
Don’t Forget About the Ligature!
The ligature also has a huge impact on a player’s performance. The way that the ligature holds the reed directly changes the way that the reed vibrates. Many ligatures on the market actually will hinder the performance of a reed as well as even warp reeds. For performance and value, we recommend the D’Addario H-Ligature with the Yamaha 4C Alto Sax Mouthpiece. These ligatures usually cost about as much as a student mouthpiece. However, we offer a special “bundle” making it only a $15.00 “upgrade” to add on a D’Addario H-Ligature when purchased with the Yamaha 4C Alto Sax mouthpiece!
Trial & Return Policy
Kessler & Sons Music offers a 3 day trial / return policy by default on the Yamaha 4C Alto Sax Mouthpiece. 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.