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Kanstul Custom Trumpet Mouthpiece Michael Harris


Kanstul Custom Trumpet Mouthpiece Michael Harris
Kanstul Custom Trumpet Mouthpiece Michael Harris

Kanstul Custom Trumpet Mouthpiece Michael Harris   Kanstul Custom Trumpet Mouthpiece Michael Harris
Custom mouthpiece made for trumpet legend Michael Harris, based on a mouthpiece played by the amazing Cat Anderson. For years, Cat played a mouthpiece that was made for him in the 1960's by Chicago trumpet player and craftsman Charlie Allen, who had also made custom mouthpieces for the likes of Louis Armstrong and Clark Terry. These mouthpieces were distinctive: flat rims, small cup, signature "diamonds" knurl, and often unplated.

All of these characteristics can be seen in the one of the attached photos. This very mouthpiece once sat on my desk at Kanstul while waiting to be scanned and duplicated. Cat was secretive about his equipment, and often kept a handkerchief draped over the mouthpiece so that other trumpet players couldn't see what he was using.

He was also known to keep it in his coat pocket when he wasn't playing. After Cat Anderson passed away, his original mouthpiece went to Michael Harris (Earth, Wind & Fire, Phil Collins, Al McKay Allstars), who sent it to Kanstul in order to be duplicated, and to have a modified version of it made for himself.

This custom mouthpiece is marked HARRIS. The provenance on this custom mouthpiece is solid.

Inner rim diameter measures about 0.638" - 0.640", which is close to a 7C or Warburton 6. The cup is somewhat shallow, not unlike the Warburton S or Bach D. This mouthpiece is very playable, and not quite so specialized as the one that inspired it.

Comfortable rim, brilliant tone and great intonation. Favorite us, and check back as we are listing more interesting and exclusive mouthpieces! The item "Kanstul Custom Trumpet Mouthpiece Michael Harris" is in sale since Monday, June 14, 2021.

This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Parts\Mouthpieces". The seller is "trumpet_charles" and is located in Whittier, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  1. Brand: Kanstul
  2. Throat Diameter: #27
  3. Rim Diameter (Interior): 0.640"
  4. Cup Depth: Shallow
  5. For Instrument: Trumpet
  6. Material: Brass
  7. MPN: HARRIS
  8. Shank: Standard
  9. Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  10. Experience Level: Advanced
  11. Finish: Silver Plated
  12. To Fit: Trumpet


Kanstul Custom Trumpet Mouthpiece Michael Harris   Kanstul Custom Trumpet Mouthpiece Michael Harris