Claude Lakey 9*3 Alto Sax Mouthpiece
The Original Alto is the Claude Lakey go-to vintage mouthpiece. Ideal for lead alto, yet versatile enough to blend in with any horn section. Our most popular mouthpiece, the Original Alto offers a bright and even sound that can be heard across the auditorium. Great for jazz, but not to be overlooked for rock, funk, or electronic music— the Originals are meant to make you heard in solo and ensemble work.
-Bright sound with crisp projection
-Free blowing and easy to play
-Handcrafted for quality
-Made from high quality composite
-Replacement tooth guards included.
The Original Alto is where it all started, and it has remained the central piece of our Originals collection for over fifty years. Claude handcrafted the Original Alto design himself when he was unsatisfied with any molds available to him. His innovation pioneered a better Jazz mouthpiece, the same mouthpiece we are still making today. You will reach new highs and lows, having freedom in your upper and lower register.
Claude created the Original Alto as a jazz piece, but it’s bright sound and great projection make it the perfect choice for a variety of genres. We find it’s particularly stunning in rock groups, funk bands, and house music. You’ll find the Original Alto gives you the ability to stand out above the crowd, or blend into an ensemble. The versatility of this piece is outstanding, and you will soon find it becomes a favorite to play in several settings.
on domestic orders
A “Must Have” Mouthpiece
Posted by Gary Johnson on Apr 12th 2018
I have collected Otto Link, Dukoff, Brillhart, Beecher, Meyer, ... even the top of the line Lakey Apollo. These Claude Lakey pieces are awesome and affordable. I have the 6*3 and 9*3 in Alto, and the 7*3 and 9*3 in tenor. They scream when pushed, yet play pretty and sweet when you want them to. A high baffle brightness with control. I push my 6*3 beyond the limits of what other mouthpieces can handle with no degradation in tone or intonation. I played on a Dukoff D8 for 30 years, swore by it. You can’t get more edge than the Dukoff, yet this Lakey does that and more. My new go to piece. From a gigging pro to you... buy it.