This mouthpiece was made to be included in a deluxe boxed set of Miles Davis' CD catalog. The mouthpiece is marked GUSTAT-HEIM LEGACY RECORDINGS, licensed to Sony/BMG. This is the very last one, from a limited run. This is an authentic copy of Miles Davis' very own mouthpiece, loaned to us by the great Wallace Roney.The Kanstul factory has been shuttered since 2019, so this mouthpiece is a wonderful collector's opportunity! From a press release September, 2009. Kanstul Produces Miles Davis Mouthpiece for Sony / BMG - Kanstul Musical Instruments, producer of professional brasswinds and supplier to the industry has been contracted by Sony / BMG Music Entertainment to produce replicas of Miles Davis' mouthpiece to be included in a comprehensive retrospective of Miles' music under their Legacy Recordings label. "We consider this a very special opportunity to help Sony showcase Miles' genius and his enormous contributions, " said Charles Hargett, Sales Manager.
We're proud to be included. The Miles Davis "Legacy" mouthpiece is produced exclusively for Sony and is an exact replica of Miles' own mouthpiece. Kanstul was chosen because of the attention to detail authenticity that Sony / BMG required, and that any tribute to Miles Davis deserves. These mouthpieces are from a limited run and not available anywhere except with this limited edition Miles Davis Box Set.
More information - the Legends Brass website features an accurate description of the physical and playing qualities, as well as some provenance of this mouthpiece. The history of this piece is convoluted and sometimes vague.There was once a trumpet mouthpiece used by the legendary Gustav Heim (Principal Trumpet for The New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and many others in the early 1900s). Among Gustats students was the legendary Miles Davis, who used this piece, or something similar, for most of his career. These mouthpieces were designed for the consummate jazz player, with even and smooth response in any register. The sound produced has a very lyrical quality. The rim shape is flat and very thin, but comfortable. The cup is V shaped, sometimes described as similar to a flugel cup. It's worth pointing out, however, that Kanstul scanned the very mouthpiece Miles gave to his friend and protégé Wallace Roney, and the same that Roney gave to his friend Clark Terry. (The) Kanstul G2, which has a sharper inner bite than the Gustat 1, and with slightly more cup volume.
Dark sound quality yet easy to play. Favorite us, and check back as we are listing more exclusive mouthpieces! The item "Gustat-Heim / Miles Davis Trumpet Mouthpiece Made For Sony/BMG EXCLUSIVE" is in sale since Thursday, April 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Parts & Accessories\Mouthpieces". The seller is "trumpet_charles" and is located in Whittier, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.