Dave Guardala Changed Saxophone Mouthpiece Making Forever
In the 1980’s Dave Guardala raised the bar for the saxophone mouthpiece industry. Working closely with one of our greatest jazz saxophonists Michael Brecker, Guardala took his new creative ideas to the more precise, never before used CNC (Computer Numerical Control Milling Machine) which had never been used prior to this in the industry. It opened the doors to a previously unheard level of precision in mouthpiece-making technology.
I purchased my first Guardala MB mouthpiece from Dave in 1990, the 2nd one, a Guardala King a few years later and have been using these exclusively ever since.
Since Dave got away from the business these mouthpieces have been heavily sought after and selling privately and on eBay for prices reaching up to and above $2000 USD.
Say Hello to Guardala Reborn
Master craftsman Nadir from Germany has now not only perfected Dave’s original models, but has given us more models of his own cre4ation. His Fusion mouthpiece for example is a combination of several Guardala models and sounds and plays beautifully.
I bought my original Guardala MBI and King models from Dave way back around 1990 and have recently added 2 of Nadir’s models to my collection: MBII and MBII Fatboy. Not only do these mouthpieces play as easily and beautifully as the originals but they give even more in projection and tone.