Meyer Connoisseur Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
“Band of Bros” Series
Following the success of recent vintage inspired, performance focused mouthpiece models, JJ Babbitt is expanding their top line of Meyer mouthpieces known as the “Band of Bros” Series. This line started with the original Meyer Connoisseur alto sax mouthpiece and is now expanding in to a complete line. Now available as the Meyer Connoisseur Tenor Sax mouthpiece, this new line is bringing back the performance expectations that players have when they think of Meyer!
The Meyer Connoisseur tenor sax mouthpiece is based on the design concepts employed on the alto sax models. The signature brass ring being employed on the Connoisseur lineup is where the “Band of Bros” branding came from for Meyer. The connoisseur tenor models are based around the vintage New York Meyer Bros tenor pieces just like the alto models are, which is why they are marked “New York” on them.
In addition to the original manufacturing tools, the Connoisseur models feature a rubber that has an enhanced vulcanization process the more closely emulate the original hardness/density of the original mouthpieces. Increased time in the hand finishing of these models yields a higher quality mouthpiece that brings out the performance of the original design.
Included with the Connoisseur mouthpiece is a replica of the original Bonade style ligature.
Free Legere Signature or American Cut Reed!
Kessler & Sons is always trying to provide you with the best value possible. So with the purchase of a new Meyer Connoisseur tenor sax mouthpiece, we will include your choice of strength on the Legere Signature Series or American Cut reed for free! Please note of course, that we do not allow returns on reeds, so if you return the mouthpiece for any reason, we will deduct the cost of the reed from the refund. So if you want, we can ship the mouthpiece first and then after you decide to keep it, we can send the reed of your choice later.
The Meyer Connoisseur Tenor Sax Mouthpieces are still Meyer models in tenor… this is important to note as Meyer tenor sax models were always smaller in tip opening than the Otto Link system that many people think of today. For example, in the Otto Link system, a size 7 would be a .100″ tip opening, whereas the size 7 in a Meyer is a smaller .086″ tip. Keep this in mind as the Connoisseur tenor models follow the Meyer facing chart. is available 4 facings and only the 1 chamber.
- 5 – .076″ Tip
- 6 – .081″ Tip
- 7 – .086″ Tip
- 8 – .091″ Tip
Trial & Return
Kessler & Sons Music offers a 3 day trial / return policy by default on all in stock mouthpieces. There are no cleaning fees or restocking fees (assuming that the item is returned in proper condition).
When we ship the mouthpiece, we install a blue protective film over the logo to help protect the logo from scratches, but this does not 100% protect them.
We also install a tooth patch before shipping. We recommend leaving these items on the mouthpiece during the testing phase and only to remove them after you have made the decision to keep the mouthpiece.
Please read our terms & conditions (link at the bottom of the page) for full details on this policy.
Brand new from Babbitt, all Meyer mouthpieces arrive to us with a paper tape seal on the box. However, it is our responsibility as a dealer to make sure that you are getting both the mouthpiece and quality that you are paying for! As mentioned above, we place a tooth patch and protective blue tape on every mouthpiece we ship out, in order to assist in scratch prevention while you test.
This means that Kessler & Sons does not ship a sealed Meyer mouthpiece. We do this as well to make sure that the right mouthpiece is in the box! Companies can make mistakes and we have seen boxes contain the wrong mouthpiece in them (we had several of the NY Meyer 6M that actually had a standard Meyer 6M in the box instead of the NY model). So we make sure that the mouthpiece is the correct mouthpiece and that the facing of the mouthpiece is true so that you can have a great playing mouthpiece right out of the box!
Band of Bros Line
Check out the complete lineup in the Meyer Connoisseur “Band of Bros” line of mouthpieces.