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The Warburton A Series Mouthpieces combine the best 21st century computerized machining technology with expert hand craftsmanship to provide the player with the most efficient, resonant, and expressive playing experience anywhere! Each of the 3 models (8, 12, and 16) produces a highly resonant full sound with great flexibility.

A Series Saxophone Mouthpieces
Available in Silver or Gold plating, and a beautiful marble hard rubber design
The hard rubber version has the comfort of hard rubber but retains the sound production characteristics of the metal version!


A Series Saxophone Mouthpieces
Baritone, Tenor, Alto, and Soprano models are now available!


A Series Saxophone Mouthpieces
Available with Silver or optional Gold Plating


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Features:

  • Thin walled body
  • Long bore
  • Hand finished baffle, table, and facing
  • Baffle corrected tip opening
  • User replaceable bite pad
  • Includes Rovner light ligature
  • Our Hard Rubber version is made from the finest imported European rod rubber
  • See our facing chart for more information
A Series Saxophone Mouthpieces
Silver Plated Model 16 and Hard Rubber Model 8 shown in this photo

Our design goal was to create a line of saxophone mouthpieces with unprecedented resonance and response. Feedback from players tells us we surpassed that goal by a significant margin. No matter which model or material you choose, the A Series will provide a vastly improved playing experience.

Designed and manufactured in-house at the Warburton factory!

Which material to choose?  Metal or Hard Rubber...

Many players already have a strong preference for either metal or hard rubber, and for these players the choice is simple - stick with what you know you're comfortable with. A given model in our "A" Series is designed to sound the same regardless of material choice (because the internal shapes are identical between metal and hard rubber). However, players will usually perceive a difference in the sound - even though the listening audience cannot tell the difference.

At the same time, many other players don't have a strong preference - so here's a list of things to consider:

Metal playing characteristics:

  • High degree of player feedback. Vibrations from the metal piece are transferred to the player's jaw and skull structure more so than with hard rubber.
  • Better perception of your overall volume, again because of the vibration transfer.
  • Slightly more difficult to control at the softest end of the dynamic range (however, reed choice can affect this).
  • Players may perceive more brightness to the sound than is actually there from the audience perspective.
  • Usually preferred by players in loud situations - where they NEED the extra feedback.

Hard Rubber playing characteristics:

  • Lesser degree of player feedback. Vibrations from the sound are dampened by the hard rubber and therefore are not transferred as much to the jaw/skull structure.
  • Subtle differences in playing volume are more difficult to detect via feedback from the mouthpiece.
  • Easier to control at the softest end of the dynamic range (again, with reed choice having an effect on this).
  • Players may perceive more "center" to the sound, especially on Soprano and Alto.
  • Usually preferred by players where control at the soft end of the dynamic range is of the utmost importance.
Three Models To Choose From:
8 degrees
A Series Saxophone Mouthpiece - 8 degrees

The 8 degree model is aimed at the contemporary player looking for power and projection without sacrificing fullness and the ability to play softly with a beautiful tone. Many Jazz players are surprised at how full the sound is and should try this model in addition to the 12 and 16 degree models.

Highly recommended for players of: R&B, Pop, Smooth Jazz, Gospel, Blues, and Funk.



12 degrees
A Series Saxophone Mouthpiece - 12 degrees
The 12 degree model is a good choice for the player looking for a mouthpiece to cover as many styles as possible. Players can shape the timbre most easily on this piece from a beautiful subtone to a screamin' R&B solo if needed.

Highly recommended for players of: Studio work and Jazz players looking for a warm sound with more projection


16 degrees
A Series Metal Saxophone Mouthpiece - 16 degrees
The 16 degree model has the most traditional sound of the three. The sound is warm with a great core. Ideal for the player looking for the warmest and most lyrical sound.

Highly recommended for players of: Jazz


Please visit our online store to place your order


A Series Saxophone Mouthpieces


A Series Saxophone Mouthpieces
Yes, it plays every bit as good as it looks!

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