Mouthpiece Services

MG designed and produced mouthpieces

Our CNC lathe is almost ready to run
Our CNC lathe is almost ready to run

We soon also offer new MG mouthpieces for natural and modern trumpet that can be re-ordered. Up to now our new mouthpieces were produced completely by hand on a manual lathe, resulting in unique pieces. These are nice mouthpieces but doing all by hand is not very practical when it comes to making for example two of the same ones. It’s nearly impossible to be consistent enough by hand. And this is the reason why we have waited with offering our “line” of mouthpieces.

To offer this consistency in the near future we are now setting up for CNC (computer guided) mouthpiece production on our dedicated CNC lathe. This is a big step (considering the investment) and it is very exciting!

Using CNC equipment allows a very consistent production. But since we do almost everything in house and we have the wish to have all the products come out of our own hands we will have to go through some learning first. More info about this will follow soon!

Custom mouthpiece Work

Hand cutting the rim on a baroque mouthpiece
Hand cutting the rim on a baroque mouthpiece

Sometimes our mouthpieces are (partial) duplicates of mouthpieces that are no longer commercially available or “special request” pieces. These I generally produce in screw tops and backbores using “warburton” or “breslmair” tread. I can copy the rim, cup, throat and backbore using a 1:1 duplicator machine that I have designed and built using the best possible components.

With this process I don’t have to make digital drawings. I can simply trace the original mouthpiece and fine tune it by hand. This machine also lets me combine the cup of one manufacturer with the rim of another, etc. For duplicates and custom mouthpieces I always use my own outer shape, out of respect for the original manufacturers and because of practical reasons / alterations at later stages. I worked hard to get this far with my self built machine and now I can do it! Please ask for more info about my custom mouthpiece services.

Besides this I can of course modify your favourite mouthpieces, thread backbores and cups for the various modular systems like warburton, Breslmair, etc.

I also offer custom two piece mouthpieces and copies for historic instruments. More info to be found here!