Before this, mouthpieces were welded from two pieces, which didn’t allow for the resonance and vibration characteristics Guardala mouthpieces offer. Although Guardala mouthpieces are computer milled, they still require extensive finishing and extreme attention to detail, which means every Guardala mouthpiece is a combination of computer accuracy and professional handcrafting expertise.
Nadir Ibrahimoglu is that professional. With decades of experience creating Dave Guardala mouthpieces for the European market, Nadir is now the world’s only manufacturer of Guardala Mouthpieces. He has taken on the legacy and tradition of Dave Guardala’s design principles and has carried them into the new millennium.
This model is the darkest of the Guardala pieces. A lower baffle without the cut-off makes the sound more suitable for straight ahead jazz. Tip opening is a .106″.
Nadir in Germany is now making the Dave Guardala mouthpieces. He is a superb craftsman and they are identical to the laser trimmed pieces that Dave used to make. He has the exclusive on these pieces now, Dave is not involved, but they are made to the exact same specifications.
This mouthpiece is gold plated