RESTORATION&REPAIR


What more can be done? Replacement of teeth guards. Banding of cracked shanks; lengthening, widening or narrowing of shanks and everything that I can't think of right now but that will show up in due time, such as..

examples

a Sax senior copy

This soprano mouthpiece is a copy in synthetics by Viotto of an original in ebony, stamped AD. SAX, BREVETÉ. Just like the original, the table of the copy was deformed and thus the mouthpiece was not playable. Because there was not enough material left over to shape a table and a lay, a new piece of material with sufficient thickness was added. The table and lay were then made anew. An original Ad. Sax mouthpiece in a playable state again.



Mouthpiece owned by Leo van Oostrom.

an antique baritone mouthpiece

This wooden mouthpiece was cracked badly, had an ugly teeth mark and, like the soprano, the facing of this mouthpiece was destroyed by a former ‘restauration’. Too much material was taken of. A new facing was made in a piece of synthetics added to the mouthpiece, following the examples of the facings of similar antique mouthpieces: long and narrow.



Mouthpiece owned Marc Scholten.










a Selmer metal master

This alto mouthpiece was heavily corroded on both the inside and outside and in the table. So much so that it was no longer in a playable state. Yet the lay itself was in an acceptable condition. After the removal of the corrosion and a flattening of the table, the mouthpiece was replated. In the table pits of the former corrosion can still be seen.



Mouthpiece owned by Henk de Boer †.

an antique soprano mouthpiece

The table of this soprano mouthpiece was cracked. Yet otherwise it played rather well. A 0.3 millimetre stainless steel tube with the same inner diameter as the original shank was made and glued into the mouthpiece. The crack was pinned too, as an added safeguard.



Mouthpiece owned by Marc Scholten.