Walter Grabner

991 Wildwood Lane

Highland Park, IL 60035

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 Bringing back the Chicago Mouthpiece

Some of you may remember that I made and marketed a line of mouthpieces named "Chicago" about twelve years ago. Some were very good, and sold to some very elite customers. However I discontinued the line to concentrate on developing and marketing my then new CXZ_K11* and CXZ_K13* mouthpieces.

Several weeks ago, I made up a specific batch of these mouthpieces at the request of some long term customers. The response was overwhelmingly positive. So much so, that I have decided to make these  mouthpieces available  again to all my customers.

Made from the Zinner "A" blank, these mouthpieces are characterized by a very close tip and a short facing.  (Length 14 mm, tip .98 to 1.00). They are designed for the clarinetist who wants to play with utmost precision and control,
with a very focused, poignant tone and rapid response. As such, they are excellent for repertoire by  Mendelssohn, Rossini, and Rimsky-Korsakov.

These mouthpieces work extremely well with Vandoren V12 #3 1/2 reeds, although #4's may also be used.

The Chicago Mouthpiece is $250.00 each, $270.00 with Rovner 1R Ligature and Cap. Terms are the same - try one or more for a week, send back what you don't want to keep for a quick refund.


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 Chicago mouthpiece - $250.00


  Chicago mouthpiece, with Rovner 1R  Ligature    and Cap - $270 U.S.