Rousseau - Classic R Series Baritone Saxophone Mouthpieces

The Original Rousseau since 1971 – Warm Dark Sound.

The Classic R Series Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece is the original E. Rousseau design, first introduced in 1971. When Dr. Rousseau couldn’t find any commercially available saxophone mouthpieces on the market to recommend to his classical students he decided to try and design his own mouthpiece. The R Series Saxophone mouthpieces were inspired by a mouthpiece that Marcel Mule gave Dr. Rousseau in 1961. The Classic R Series is designed to meet the needs of the serious classical performer. These mouthpieces provide a warm, centered tone, positive response, and powerful projection with medium resistance and solid control. Comes with Rovner Ligature and Cap.

What makes the Classic R Baritone Better for Concert Band, Saxophone Quartet, Orchestra and Solos?

Intonation, darkness of sound and excellent blending capability of the Classic R series are the qualities that make it a favorite of band directors. The R Series was designed by Eugene Rousseau, one of the most significant players and teachers of saxophone for the past fifty years. Rousseau is not only one of the world’s finest classical players and a most prominent teacher; he also learned about woodwind acoustics and design from Charles Houvenaghel, regarded at that time as the greatest acoustician since Adolph Sax.

This Classic R Baritone saxophone mouthpiece provides for superior tone, responsiveness, and projection. It promotes a full range of tonal colors and an excellent tonal center. The Classic R is designed for natural reed fit and easier tuning. The Classic R is available for all saxophone models (S/A/T/B) and can provide a consistent tonal base for the entire saxophone section and small ensembles.

Rousseau mouthpieces are designed for saxophonists at every level from World Class Concertizing Artists, To University Professors to aspiring students from Middle School to College.

Rousseau mouthpieces are made from traditional hard Rubber and manufactured 100% in the USA and then expertly hand-finished by our artisans at the JodyJazz Factory on the crucial and indispensable final details of the mouthpiece such as baffle and tip rail.


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