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 Your Meyer) mouthpiece.”